The City of London is urging residents to do their part to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, and for those who don’t, a hefty fine could await them.
City bylaw officers issued 21 provincial offence notices over the weekend to people breaching closures of outdoor recreation areas. The city’s outdoor play structures — including playgrounds, skate parks and multi-use courts, municipal sports fields, community gardens, off-leash dog parks, and golf courses — were closed in response to orders from the province under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.
In a release, the city says the fines were a result of proactive patrolling of outdoor recreation spaces and complaints received to the city’s new COVID-19 tipline.
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According to the city, failing to correctly identify oneself can result in a $750 fine for failing to comply with an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act or a $1,000 fine for “obstructing any person in exercising a power” if a bylaw officer issues a ticket.
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