Four university students were each fined $1,000 for violating the Health Protection Act (HPA) over the Labour Day weekend.Between September 4 and 7, RCMP received complaints about four students from outside of the Atlantic Bubble not self-isolating. Three of the students were located in Antigonish and one was located in Wolfville.
Upon further investigation, RCMP officers determined that the individuals were in violation of Health Protection Act. Police issued each of the students a Summary Offence Ticket under Section 71(1)(b) of the Health Protection Act for Failing to Self-Isolate.
The Nova Scotia RCMP is reminding people arriving in Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Bubble to follow all Public Health orders, including completing a self-isolation period of 14 days. We ask everyone coming into the province to educate themselves on the directives and enforcement measures at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/. We all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The RCMP thanks the vast majority of Nova Scotians and visitors to the province who are helping to protect their communities by adhering to the directives outlined by the provincial government.