CoP reminds political parties of Public Health Ordinance guidelines

CoP reminds political parties of Public Health Ordinance guidelines

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, is reminding all political parties they must get the permission from his Office to hold motorcades.

He says political parties must also adhere to the guidelines in the Public Health Ordinance with regards to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Two weeks ago, Commissioner Griffith explained music trucks must get clearance from various State agencies to be able to be part of political motorcades.

These would include getting permission from the Police Service and the Licensing Authority.

In a media release Commissioner Griffith said he has received reports that some of the motorcades have not been following the rules.

Some of the guidelines issued to political parties include stick to the planned route for the motorcade.

Adhere to the time requested, and at least half an hour before the end, supporters must be informed of the cut off time.

Persons are not to be conveyed in a dangerous manner, for example, sitting or standing on any open tray vehicle.

A motorcade is a motorcade and persons must not be walking to the back or front or even between vehicles.

This causes a hindrance to vehicular traffic.