Halifax District RCMP have charged a man and a woman for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act.
In a release, the RCMP said police were notified Tuesday afternoon of a man not following self-isolation requirements at a home in Porters Lake. The man had recently returned from outside of the Atlantic provinces.
The release said the man was not at the home when police arrived, but officers returned later that day and charged him for failing to remain in self-quarantine or self-isolation for 14 days.
The next day, police returned to the same home after receiving a report that a person was not self-isolating after a co-habitant had returned from outside the Atlantic provinces. She was also charged for failing to remain in self-quarantine or self-isolation for 14 days.
Under public health rules, anyone who shares a household with a person who returned from travel outside Nova Scotia, P.E.I. or Newfoundland and Labrador for non-essential travel must also self-isolate.
Both were fined $1,000.