Police Press Releases Woodstock Police

Police To Do Random Inspections – $10,000 Fines #ShowMeYourPapers

Woodstock, ON (December 4, 2020) – Beginning December 7th, 2020, officers from the Woodstock Police Service are partnering with Woodstock By-Law officers and Southwestern Public Health inspectors to complete random inspections to educate and ensure local businesses and facilities are in compliance with the Reopening Ontario Act.

Oxford and Elgin counties are currently in the “Restrict – Orange” category under the Ontario Government’s Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework, for a minimum of 28 days. During that time, officers will complete random and routine inspections of businesses and facilities to ensure COVID-19 safety plans are prepared and posted in a visible location for patrons to see. Physical distancing, face covering usage and gathering numbers in public spaces will also be monitored.

The intent is to provide education to businesses and facilities who are not in compliance. According to the Reopening Ontario Act, businesses that remain non-compliant can be fined between $750 and $10,000.

The Woodstock Police Service would like to commend the community and local businesses for their diligent efforts in attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19 thus far.

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