20 more Covid breaches of Covid licencing laws

In total since the commencement of Operation Navigation on Friday 3 July 2020 An Garda Síochána have observed 59 potential breaches of the health regulations.

An Garda Síochána has found 20 more potential breaches of the health regulations and/ or licensing laws during Covid checks.

As part of 'Operation Navigatin', An Garda Síochána continue to ensure that licensed premises in their area are operating in accordance with The Health Act 1947 (Section 31A-Temporary Restrictions) (COVID-19) (No.3) Regulations 2020.

In total since the commencement of Operation Navigation on Friday 3 July 2020 An Garda Síochána have observed 59 potential breaches of the health regulations.

Gardaí have conducted thousands of checks on licensed premises throughout the country to support public health guidelines.

Where potential breaches of the Public Health Regulations are identified and where a person does not come into compliance with the regulations, a file is submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions for a direction as to how to proceed.

The majority of these cases continue to refer to no evidence of food being served or consumed and no evidence of receipts to show that food had been sold.

The vast majority of licensed premises continue to operate in compliance with regulations and licensing laws.

Speaking at Garda Headquarters Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security, John Twomey said: “An Garda Síochána continue to carry out intensive visits of licensed premises which have opened for business in accordance with Covid-19 Public Health Regulations. An Garda Síochána continues to see high level of compliance. This is welcome.”

An Garda Síochána will continue to enforce the Public Health Guidelines, which have now been extended until August 10.

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