Over the past week, enforcement officials have given out dozens of COVID-19 enforcement tickets for non-compliance with the health orders.

From May 10 to 16, 70 individual tickets were given out including:

  • 62 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences
  • five $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places
  • three $5,000 tickets to businesses

In the same week, 123 warnings were given out.

Follow-up investigations are leading to 22 more tickets being given from previous interviews, dating back to May 1.

Tickets for rallies include:

  • Winkler on May 1: two
  • The Forks on May 1: six
  • Law Courts on May 3: 14

Justice Officials say more charges are expected as they continue their investigations for these events. 

"Officials advise the choice to defy public health orders is a serious offence and violators will be held to account," they say in a statement. "If the ticket is not responded to during the response period indicated on the ticket, the individual would be default convicted and a $100 default conviction penalty would be applied. In such cases, the individual would also be prohibited from renewing a driver’s license or vehicle registration until the amount is paid."

Second offence tickets are double the original amount.