Please do not use this form to report a crime
An Incident/Crime is graded as an Emergency if the incident is in progress and in which there is, or is likely to be:
We will consider your complaint to determine whether there may have been a breach of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020. In doing so we will seek to prioritise those reports in which there is an on-going or where there is likely to be a repeated breach of the Regulations.
After a report is submitted, we will not normally contact you, however details of your complaint will be recorded to inform how we patrol and respond to coronavirus to keep everyone safe. This will also be available to our officers on patrol when they speak to people. If you do not include contact details, we will not be able to contact you. If you contact us about something that has already happened, we will record details but will not normally attend unless we suspect it will happen again.
If your complaint is about a business not applying social distancing please contact the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland. Please do not use this form.
If your complaint is about a bar or licensed premises remaining open, we will record details and we will attend to engage, explain, encourage and if necessary, enforce the Regulations. We will not ordinarily contact you following submission of your complaint unless we need to clarify the address of the premises or details of the complaint.
If your complaint is about a business, other than a bar or licensed premises we will record details but will not attend currently these reports. We will not contact you following submission of the report.
If your complaint relates to a person or persons not complying with social distancing, we will consider whether a breach of the Regulation may have occurred. It is important to note that the Regulations do not require a person to maintain a distance of 2 metres from anyone outside their house. If your complaint relates to people failing to maintain social distancing in a public place, we will consider whether it may be a gathering.
The Regulations permit a person to leave their home for a number of reasons:
The Regulations permit people to travel for a number of reasons and do not set limits on the number of times they are permitted to travel in a day. It is important to note that the Regulations permit a person to travel for:
If your complaint relates to a person travelling for non-essential purposes we will consider your report, along with all other information available to police, including other reports made to police, to determine whether it is necessary to speak to the person involved. In many cases it will not be.
We will not ordinarily contact you following submission of your report.
If your complaint relates to a gathering, we will consider firstly whether it is a gathering in a public or private place, so it is important to be as accurate as possible when identifying the location in your report.
If the report relates to a gathering that is happening in a public place we will attend to engage, explain, encourage and if necessary, enforce the Regulations.
If the report relates to a gathering that is in a private place, such as a garden or house, we will consider whether there are people there who do not live in that house. If it appears there are, we will seek to attend to engage, explain, encourage and if necessary, enforce the Regulations and deal with any anti-social behaviour issues that may arise.
We will not contact you following submission of the report unless we are unsure of the location of the gathering.
If your complaint relates to something outside of Northern Ireland do not use this form, we will not be able to assist you.
To report breaches in England, Wales or Scotland please go to https://www.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/c19/tell-us-about-possible-breach-coronavirus-measures
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