AN GARDA Síochána in Donegal have issued 221 fines for breaches of Covid-19 regulations.
In the North Western Region, 1,158 fines have been doled out by officers.
Of those, the highest Division was Galway with 294 fines, followed by Donegal’s 221.
An Garda Síochána has now issued approximately 6,550 fines across a range of Covid-19 breaches.
4,911 of those fines wee for leaving home without a reasonable excuse while 498 were for attending house parties with 116 fines for organising a house party and 127 were handed out for non-wearing of face coverings.
5,784 fines have been processed and approximately 770 are currently being checked and processed.
Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said, “The vast majority of people are doing the right things. They are staying home. Making only essential journeys. Limiting their contacts.
“We know it is hard. We know it has meant huge sacrifices. We thank them for this and ask people to continue to do the right things.
“Unfortunately, there are still people in this society who are prepared to put themselves, their families, their friends and their colleagues at risk of getting Covid-19.
“Everybody in this society has an individual and collective responsibility to play their part in saving lives and reducing serious illness. It is long past time for those who are not playing their part to do so.”
Nationwide checkpoints and high visibility patrols at public amenities across the country will also continue this weekend in support of public health regulations.
An Garda Síochána is again advising the public of the need to plan their activities over the weekend to take account that people are only allowed to exercise within 5km of their home. People are reminded that the 5km limit includes the distance travelled from their home to a location for exercise. In other words, you can’t travel more than 5km to a location to exercise.
The public should also be aware that if a driver is found to be in breach of the non-essential travel regulations that not only can the driver be fined, but their adult passengers as well. This is also the case for adults in groups undertaking activities such as cycling or walking – every adult in such a group can be fined.Tags: