Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith has noted the upsurge in street food vending and with it the convergence of crowds at such places, who seem not to be adhering to the Public Health Regulations.
The Commissioner is issuing an advisory that such non adherence to the regulations will result in the shutdown of these street food vendors, as it is their responsibility to ensure that all customers conform to the regulations, by observing social distancing, not gathering in groups exceeding five in number, wearing their face masks and most importantly providing proper sanitization stations for their customers. If they are unable to control those waiting to acquire their products, the TTPS would be forced to close them for that day.
Commissioner Griffith understands that citizens must earn an honest living, however, it must not come at the expense of the public at large.
The police will be enforcing the regulations, especially in light of the sharp increase in the number of persons infected with COVID-19. The same protocols will apply to the public markets where Police Patrols will be monitoring the adherence to all Public Health Regulations to ensure compliance.