The police are reminding the public that under the Stay At Home Regulations 2021, “persons will not be allowed access to the railway trails, all public parks, all public beaches, all playgrounds, and all golf courses.”
A police spokesperson said, “The public is reminded that under the Covid-19 Emergency Powers Stay At Home Regulations 2021, persons will not be allowed access to the following:
- The railway trails.
- All public parks.
- All public beaches.
- All playgrounds.
- All golf courses.
“Members of the public are not allowed to use these areas for recreational purposes or to exercise.
“Persons who fail to comply with these restrictions could be faced with a fine of six thousand dollars for a first offence.
“A second offence could lead to a fine of ten thousand dollars and or three months’ imprisonment.”
Martin Weekes, Assistant Commissioner of Police, said, “The aim is not to arrest people and bring them before the courts, but rather to ensure compliance with the stay at home regulations.
“However, those who choose not to comply can expect to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
The regulations — which can be read in full here — state that golf courses must remain closed and “no person shall access any public beach, park [including the Railway Trail] or playground.”