Quarantine Act violations issued

Sunshine Coast

2020-11-02 09:22 PST

File # 2020-7575

On October 29, 2020 Sunshine Coast RCMP was advised that two people who had just returned from Europe the day before and were required to quarantine for 14 days, had visited two local businesses.

The RCMP contacted Canada Border Services Agency and confirmed that the couple had flown into Vancouver Airport from Europe on October 28th.  A police officer attended the couple's address and confirmed these details with them.

Each individual was issued a $1,000 ticket for failure to comply with an order in accordance with Section 58 of the Quarantine Act.

Cst. Karen Whitby states, "While the fines are one additional tool for police officers to help ensure people are following provincial health guidelines, the BC RCMP will continue to educate people about the guidelines and the impacts during this pandemic."
 

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Cst. Karen Whitby

Media Relations Officer
Sunshine Coast RCMP
sunshinecoast.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
5800 Teredo St. Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Office: 604-885-2266
Fax: 604-885-9473

Email: karen.whitby@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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