RCMP fines two people for violating Health Protection Act

May 12, 2021
North East Margaree, Nova Scotia

News release

Inverness County District RCMP has charged two people for violating Nova Scotia's Health Protection Act.

At approximately 2:35 p.m. on May 5, 2021, police were notified that two people who had recently entered Nova Scotia were not answering their phone when compliance officers called them to check on their self-isolation. Police attended the residence at 5:45 p.m. and found that no one was home. Police returned at 6:50 p.m. and found that there was still no one home.

On May 6, 2021, at 11:55 a.m., police returned to the residence for a third time and found both people were home. Police spoke with them, and neither provided a reasonable explanation for not complying with their self-isolation requirements. Police charged both the man and woman under the Health Protection Act for failing to self-isolate. The ticket carries a fine amount of $2,422.00.

The RCMP is reminding everyone to follow all public health orders and municipal bylaws. We all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The RCMP would like to thank Nova Scotians for their continued support, and express appreciation to the vast majority who are adhering to the directives outlined by the provincial government. For more information, visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

File # 2021-610640


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154

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