Police issue tickets for three separate incidents of failing to follow Health Protection Act

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Police issue tickets for three separate incidents of failing to follow Health Protection Act

Police charged two restaurants and two employees of a store this weekend for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act.

Police received reports that two separate restaurants in Halifax were operating contrary to regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. Officers issued a summary offence ticket in the amount of $11,622.50 under section 71 (1) (a) of the Health Protection Act for failing to comply with the act and its regulations to each business.

Police received a report that employees at a store in Halifax were operating contrary to regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. Police observed staff not wearing masks while working in the store.​ Officers issued summary offence tickets to the employees in the amount of $2,422 under section 71 (1) (b) of the Health Protection Act for failing to comply with the act and its regulations.

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 https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

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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.

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