Truro Police Service received a call about a person from outside Nova Scotia failing to self isolate as required when arriving in the province.

The Covid Chronicle

**** Truro Police Release

On Friday April 23,2021 the Truro Police Service received a call about a person from outside Nova Scotia failing to self isolate as required when arriving in the province. As a result of our investigation, a 55 year old male who recently travelled from Alberta was charged Sec 71 (1)(b) of the Health Protection Act and issued a Summary Offence ticket.

The Truro Police Service want to remind the public of the below public health restrictions that are now in effect in all other parts of the province outside HRM, the following restrictions are effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, and will remain in effect until at least May 20:

— the gathering limit is 10 total, both indoors and outdoors
— no social events, special events, festivals, arts/cultural events, sports events, wedding receptions, or funeral visitation or receptions
— faith gatherings are limited to 25 per cent of indoor capacity to a maximum of 100 or 150 outdoors, with physical distancing
— wedding and funeral ceremonies hosted by a recognized business or organization can have 10 people, plus officiants
— maximum of 25 people, with physical distancing and masks, for meetings or training hosted by a recognized business or organization
— maximum of 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors for sports practices and training but no games, competitions or tournaments
— maximum of 10 people indoors or 25 people outdoors for arts and culture rehearsals but no in-person performances
— virtual gatherings and performances can be held with a maximum of 25 people in one location, with physical distancing
— restaurants and licensed establishments operate at 50 per cent capacity, provide service until 11 p.m. and close for seated service by midnight
— Casino Nova Scotia in Sydney, VLTs and First Nations gaming establishments operate at 50 per cent capacity, provide food and beverage service until 11 p.m. and close at midnight
— licensed and unlicensed establishments and organized clubs can operate at 50 per cent to host activities such as darts, cards, pool and bowling following their sector plans and guidelines for these activities
— retail businesses and malls can operate at 50 per cent capacity and must follow other public health measures
— personal services such as hair salons, barber shops and spas can operate but cannot provide any services that require the client to remove their mask
— indoor fitness facilities like gyms and yoga studios and sport and recreation facilities like pools, arenas, tennis courts and large multipurpose recreation facilities can operate at 50 per cent capacity
— outdoor fitness and recreation businesses and organized clubs can operate with 25 people and physical distancing
— maximum 50 people for businesses and organizations offering a wide variety of indoor recreation activities, such as indoor play areas, arcades, climbing facilities, dance classes and music lessons
— museums and libraries can operate at 50 per cent capacity
— in private indoor workplaces such as offices or warehouses, masks are mandatory in all common areas, places where there is interaction with the public, areas with poor ventilation, and areas where distance cannot be maintained
— visitors, volunteers and designated care providers are allowed at long-term care facilities
— visitors are allowed at homes licensed by the Department of Community Services under the Homes for Special Care Act and residents can have community access
— all adult day programs for persons with disabilities funded by the Department of Community Services are open
— all adult day programs for seniors remain closed provincewide

Nova Scotians can find the restrictions that apply in their area at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/county-restrictions/lookup/

People who do not follow the gathering limit can be fined. The fine is now $2,000 for each person at an illegal gathering.

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