British Columbia | Coronavirus

B.C. introduces new fines for violations of public health orders

August 21, 2020

Under the new order, police and other enforcement officers can issue $230 violation tickets for individuals who refuse to comply with requests to follow the PHO order or safe operating procedures of a restaurant, bar or other licensed establishment, or respond with abusive behaviour towards employees. They may also issue $2,300 penalties to owners, operators and organizers for contraventions of the provincial health officer’s order on gatherings and events, and $230 violation tickets to individuals who actively encourage others to attend gatherings or events that do not comply with established requirements, or refuse to leave or disperse when directed to do so by enforcement officers.

For more information on this announcement, please contact Greg Wilson, Director of Government Relations at [email protected].

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