The public is being reminded by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service of the importance of adhering to stay-at-home orders.

The reminder comes after a group of approximately 15 people were dispersed after being found liming on Sunday night along Production Drive, Sealots by Besson Street police.

The officers approached the group and informed them of the potential for charges, should they fail to comply. The crowd was eventually dispersed.

According to the Public Health Coronavirus Regulations, with few exceptions, such as essential services, waiting on transportation, and runs for goods and supplies, the number of persons gathered at any time ought not to exceed five.

The regulations go on to stipulate that, “a person who breaches these Regulations commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for a term of six months.”

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said last week that while officers were aware that they could arrest and charge persons for the offense, they were more interested in ensuring that the public understood the importance of obeying orders to observe social distancing and remain indoors.