Review of Police COVID-19 response

The Policing Board has asked its Human Rights Advisor to conduct a review of the PSNI’s response to COVID-19. The overarching aim is to assess and report to the Board on the policing approach to the exercise of the new dispersal powers alongside any other operational policing decisions taken in response to COVID-19 that have the potential to impact on public confidence in the service as a whole.

The review will consider the extent of the application the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 such along with the temporary introduction of spit and bite guards, the temporary suspension of the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme and the health and safety issues for both PSNI and the public.

The terms of reference for the review are available to view here.

If you wish to make a contribution to the review please email: