[Updated] Following a short period of overseas leave, Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley has tested positive for Covid-19 so he is now isolated at home, in regular contact via electronic means with his management team, and is “in good spirits and looks forward to returning to work.”
A statement sent by the police said, “The Bermuda Police Service can report that Mr. Stephen Corbishley, the Commissioner of Police, has tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week, following a short period of overseas leave.
“Please be aware that the Commissioner undertook a pre-travel Covid-19 test, within the Government’s stipulated 7 day period before departure, the results of which were negative.
“The Commissioner is now isolated at home for the next 14 days.
“The Department of Health is aware and Commissioner Corbishley is in regular contact, electronically, with his management team.
“Mr. Corbishley remains in good spirits and looks forward to returning to work.”
Update 4.38pm: A police spokesperson said, “Following the covid arrival test at LF Wade the Police Commissioner returned home into quarantined isolation to await his test result as per regulations and had no contact with members of the public as well as any member of the BPS.
“The positive Covid test was received by the commissioner the next day contrary to the negative pre-travel test he received from overseas.”