$1,200 Fine for Breaking Physical Distancing Rules in Calgary

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To protect Albertan’s health and control the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Alberta has taken measures to ban gatherings of more than 15 people in any indoor or outdoor location. As for gatherings of fewer than 15 people, everyone in the group must keep a 2-metre distance from one another. If you break this public health order and hold or attend a gathering of more than 15 people, you may be subject to a $1,000 fine. Click here to read more on the provincial restrictions on gatherings during COVID-19.

The good weather and rising temperatures in the past couple of days have made parks and other public areas of Calgary too crowded for physical distancing. To further enforce the Alberta public health orders, Calgary community peace officers have been patrolling public spaces and talking to people who are too close together, to ensure that they are following the 2-metre physical distancing requirements.

The City of Calgary has announced today on Facebook that officers will be starting to issue tickets for people not respecting the 2-metre distancing requirements in public space. The fine for breaking COVID-19 health orders is $1,200. Click here to read more about how the City of Calgary is enforcing physical distancing.

Follow Calgary Police Services and Government of Alberta on Facebook for their latest updates on COVID-18 health orders.