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Coronavirus and the police

The police also maintains public order and security in relation to the coronavirus.

Please avoid visits to the Police point of service if your problem is not urgent. You can file an online application for the passport or personal ID, and in most cases  report a crime digitally

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Use our online services because of the corona situation. Apply for licenses and file crime reports online. If your matter requires a personal visit, make an appointment in advance. Queuing at police premises is not always possible.

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Restrictions on movement and public order

The police have the right to isolate, close or empty a commonly used space or area or prohibit and restrict movement if this is necessary for maintaining public order and safety. To increase the effect of the isolation, a police worker can give orders and prohibitions that obligate everyone.

Not following Police orders is deemed to be criminalised insubordination. The police can arrest the recusant if they would cause noticeable disturbance or immediate danger to the public order and safety. The arrested person can be held as long as it is probable that they cause disturbance or danger; however, a maximum of 24 hours.

Duties of the police are always based on the law and decrees.

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Restaurants continue to comply with regulations

23.3.2021 13.01 | Published in English on 23.3.2021 at 13.07
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Restaurant operators have continued to comply properly with the Covid-19 regulations in force since 8 March 2021.

According to Chief Superintendent Konsta Arvelin of the National Police Board, the Police made over 3,300 restaurant inspections during the second week of controls. As earlier, there was very little to criticise. 

- During the controls of the second week, the Police had to issue one administrative decision, and in case of another restaurant, the Police is still considering whether an administrative decision is in order, he adds.

According to Chief Superintendent Arvelin, some entrepreneurs are still not sure whether their restaurant  is a staff cafeteria or not.  Moreover, in some fast food places, a few customers were found consuming their meals at the table. The personnel has erroneously thought that six persons could stand in queues and eat their food inside the restaurant.

Similarly to the earlier week, most of the violations took place in takeaway places, with the customers remaining inside to eat their meals, or staying too close to the premises or on an outside covered terrace, Chief Superintendent Arvelin says.

The policing measures  mostly included  notices whereby extra persons were asked to leave the premises and the restaurant operator was given a verbal admonition.

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