Over $8K in coronavirus fines issued in Surrey over the weekend: RCMP

Aug 24 2020, 1:33 pm

Over $8,000 in COVID-19 fines were issued by police in Surrey over the weekend.

The RCMP says that four violation tickets were issued to businesses and event organizers that violated coronavirus orders from the provincial health officer. Fines were issued to a restaurant, two event spaces, and one after-hours club.

Each fine was $2,300, and police say that each of those places had been issued similar warnings.

Police say that the Surrey COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team (CCET) conducted a total of 429 checks on Saturday and Sunday at businesses, event spaces, and faith-based institutions.

Of those checks, 425 were said to be in compliance with health orders. The CCET conducts approximately 60 proactive compliance checks per day, in addition to responding to calls or reports.

Police in Victoria were also forced to issue a hefty fine last weekend. Last Friday, members of the Victoria Police Department attended a “noisy party” that was attended by 40 to 60 people with little physical distancing.

The host of the party was also given a $2,300 fine for the violation, which includes a $300 victim surcharge.

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