RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged sixty-seven people for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts in relation to COVID-19 since December 1, 2020.
Seven people were charged under the Emergency Management Act and sixty people were charged under the Health Protection Act. The majority of tickets issued were to individuals who did not self-isolate or follow social distancing requirements. Other tickets were issued to a business and individuals who did not comply with a provincial closure order.
Eighteen people were charged within the Halifax District RCMP area, twenty-five were charged within the Southwest Nova District RCMP area and twenty-four were charged within the Northeast Nova District RCMP area.
More than thirty percent of all charges laid by the RCMP under the Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts since the pandemic began have been on people between 20 and 24 years of age.
With recent reports of large gatherings, police are reminding the public that enforcement of provincial regulations will continue. Anyone in attendance of restricted gathering can face fines.
The RCMP thanks Nova Scotians for their continued support and to the vast majority who are adhering to the directives outlined by government to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We ask people to continue protecting their communities by reporting crime and suspicious behaviour to police, and by adhering to the directives outlined by government to reduce the spread of COVID-19.