**** HRP Media Release
Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act
Halifax Regional Police issued four summary offence tickets for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act over the weekend.
On Friday, March 12th at approximately 11:03 p.m. police responded to a report of a social gathering at a residence on South Street in Halifax that was exceeding the provincially mandated gathering limits. Officers issued summary offence tickets to three men for violating 71(1)(b) of the Health Protection Act which carries a fine of $1,000.
On Saturday, March 13th at 12:09 a.m. police responded to report of a social gathering at a residence on Walnut Street in Halifax. Officers determined that gathering exceeded the provincially mandated gathering limits. A woman was issued a summary offence ticket for violating 71(1)(b) of the Health Protection Act which carries a fine of $1,000.
HRP is reminding everyone to follow the current public health measures related to the Covid-19 emergency.
We strongly advise members of the public to educate and re-educate themselves on these public health directives and COVID-19 enforcement measures, including, those related to illegal gatherings and associated fines.
For more information on the public health directives and restrictions, visit:
- Halifax County restriction alerts: http://bit.ly/3rPchc9
- Penalties for violating public health directives: http://bit.ly/38JJezw
Enforcement of these restrictions remains a vital part of the overall strategy to curb the pandemic. We all must follow the rules and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.