Police have issued a summary offence ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act.
Yesterday police investigated a report that a woman was not following provincial regulations while in the public areas of a Halifax apartment building. Officers attended and found that the woman was not wearing a mask while in the public areas of the apartment building. Officers issued a summary offence ticket to the 23-year-old woman under section 71 (1) (b) of the Health Protection Act for failing to comply with the act and its regulations which carries a fine of $2,422.
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/.
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.