RGP issues 65 fines for failing to use masks
The Commissioner of the Royal Gibraltar Police expressed his disappointment after 65 fines were issued to people not wearing face masks in the town area over the weekend.
This figure arises from fines issued over the period of Friday morning until Sunday evening.
In a statement, Commissioner of Police, Richard Ullger, said: “Sadly, just a few days ago we saw Gibraltar’s first death due to Covid so it is particularly disappointing that so many people are choosing to disregard the regulations which are in place to protect all of us from the virus.”
“Of course, I should stress that the vast majority of people are doing the responsible thing and wearing their masks around the town centre.”
“It is therefore unfair on these people that, whilst they are acting in a responsible manner, others around them are failing to comply with legislation which was passed on the specific advice of our Public Health experts.”
“It gives me no satisfaction to report that 65 fixed penalty notices have been issued.”
“I would much rather that people acted responsibly and that they policed this measure for themselves.”