The PSNI has answered a couple of further questions relating to COVID-19.
Where does the money from fines issued under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations NI 2020 go?.
Answer : The money from the Covid-19 fines goes into a consolidated Government fund, as per all other fines.
Are police implementing additional patrols around Belfast city centre to protect businesses?
Answer : The Police Service of NI is committed to protecting business premises across Northern Ireland during the Covid19 global emergency.
Belfast City Chief Inspector Stephen McCauley said: “In Belfast we have an increased, wide ranging and coordinated patrol pattern currently in place to provide a high degree of visibility and monitor any suspicious activity around business premises – the same as in other town centres throughout Northern Ireland.
“We are liaising with business owners through our established business crime partnership to provide advice and reassurance around crime prevention and police activity.
“We are also sharing advice on protecting your property across our social media sites.
“If anyone has specific concerns about their business or property, I would urge you to contact your local crime prevention officer by phoning 101 or visit Police Service NI website at https://www.psni.police.uk/advice_information/COVID-19/.”