The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is aware of several individuals and groups who are engaging in illegal gatherings for social activities such as beach limes, wakes and happy hours. Several reports of businesses allowing patrons to consume alcoholic beverages on their premises and other public spaces have also been received and observed. All of the preceding are in direct violation of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Regulations.
Regulation 13, sub-regulation (1) states “No person shall host or attend any social activity of any description, including a wedding” and sub-regulation (3) “For avoidance of doubt, there shall be no wakes or happy hour activities”.
Further, Regulation 9, sub-regulation (3) states “there shall be no consumption of alcohol in or in the vicinity of any shop, grocery store or establishment or in any public place”.
Business owners, individuals who engage in illegal social activities, and citizens who consume alcohol in public places are hereby reminded that these practices constitute an offence that carries penalties. They are further admonished to desist from such practices.
Should these violations continue, the response from the RGPF will be urgent and decisive to ensure compliance with the regulations.
Source: Office of Commissioner of Police
Contact: Community Relations Department
Date: Wednesday 20th October, 2021
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