Taking heed of the advice from government officials and healthcare professionals to exercise the necessary precautions in the fight against covid19, Southern Division police are distancing themselves from the public.
At the Princes Town station at High Street, several signs relating to covid19 are posted in front of the building. A tent and chairs are also at the front.
One sign said, "Due to covid19, all persons entering the police station are required to assemble under the white tent where you will be attended to."
Another, written in capital letters, said, "Please use the sanitisation station before entering station please!"
A third said, "Please be considerate of each other’s personal space and exercise social distancing in relation to covid19. Thank you."
There were other signs encouraging people to wash their hands.
At St Mary’s police post in Moruga, a police tape has been placed at the front doors preventing people from walking in.
Southern Division police said the measures were aimed at protecting themselves and the public.
"Police are susceptible to covid19 too. Daily, officers meet people on the frontlines because we are in that group called first responders. We are still serving the public, but we are trying to practise social distancing."
Another said, "We are looking out for people with symptoms, but we are not medical professionals. We have to be responsible when interacting with anyone."