Sports facility fined for COVID-19 infraction

Police have charged a business for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Emergency Measures Act.

At approximate 8 a.m. today police received a report that a sport training facility in Bedford was operating contrary to the provincial regulations. Police located staff onsite operating the facility with customers inside training.

The business was issued a summary offence ticket under 7(1) 1a of the Emergency Measures Act for a corporation failing to comply with the act and its regulations which carries a fine of $7,500.

Halifax Regional Police is reminding people to follow the new public health measures that came into effect on November 26 in parts of the Halifax region.

We strongly advise members of the public to educate and re-educate themselves on these public health directives and COVID-19 enforcement measures, including, those related to illegal gatherings and associated fines.  

For more information on the public health directives and new restrictions, visit:

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.

Source: Release #notw

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