Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

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Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

Halifax Regional Police have issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act.

Yesterday at approximately 8:15 p.m. police received a report of a social gathering at a residence in Halifax that was exceeding the provincially mandated gathering limits. Officers issued a summary offence ticket to a woman 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 continue to educate themselves on these public health directives and COVID-19 enforcement measures, including those related to illegal gatherings and associated fines, at http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

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. More information on what you can do to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is available on the Halifax Regional Police website.

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