PFNI will do all it can to support officers in Covid-19 outbreak
The Police Federation for Northern Ireland has said everything possible will be done to support 8 officers who have confirmed positive for Covid-19 and a further 50 who are self-isolating.
Two stations in Antrim and Newtownabbey will remain closed for a week.
PFNI Chair, Mark Lindsay, said “It is essential that for the welfare of officers and the public, any signs of this disease must be tackled at the earliest opportunity. A welfare hub is in operation to support our colleagues at this time.
“Everything possible will be done to support the officers who are affected. This outbreak in Antrim and Newtownabbey stations once again shows the extent to which officers put themselves at risk protecting society as a whole.
“Strenuous tracking and tracing are being conducted. In the meantime, our thoughts are with the officers who have the disease and I would like to wish them a speedy recovery.”