Beginning at this time, Monday, January 11, 2021, An Garda Síochána members can prosecute journey restriction violations underneath the Covid-19 laws by means of a discover. mounted prices.
The Well being (Article 31A-Non permanent Restrictions) (Covid-19) (No.10) Act 1947 of the 2020 Regulations in accordance with the Well being (Preservation and Safety and Different Emergency Measures) Act 2020 # 39; public curiosity) is at the moment in impact. Rule four states that "an individual involved should not depart his place of residence with out a affordable excuse". This can be a legal regulation and is enforceable.
An Garda Síochána has been constant in our progressive policing response to help public well being laws and tips consistent with our custom of policing by consent. This has seen Garda members have interaction, clarify, encourage and, as a final resort, apply.
From at this time, when journey rule violations are detected and an individual doesn’t adjust to an instruction from An Garda Síochána, prosecution can now be delivered to the typical of a € 100 mounted payment discover. If mandatory, An Garda Síochána could request a directive from the Workplace of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Talking at this time, Deputy Commissioner John Twomey, Police and Safety, mentioned: “An Garda Síochána continues to see the general public considerably adjust to public well being laws , however we additionally proceed to see some exercise that violates these laws launched to cease the present unfold of Covid-19 and shield our communities. I attraction to anybody with out a affordable excuse to journey – Keep residence, it’s your obligation as a citizen and it’ll save lives and help our frontline companies, nurses, docs, hospital workers and my colleagues from Garda in the mean time.
The COVID-19 pandemic stays a public well being disaster and An Garda Síochána continues to name on all residents to adjust to public well being tips and laws, particularly important journey, with the intention to proceed saving lives.