Saskatchewan

Regina police chief announces phone line to report possible health order violations

The Regina Police Service's chief of police announced a phone line for city residents to call and report possible violations of a public health order.

Gatherings of 10+ people have been banned, international travelers must self-isolate for 14 days

Regina Police Chief Evan Bray says some of the terms of the health order mandate self-isolation for anyone returning from international travel. (CBC)

UPDATE: The phone line's hours of operation are now 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, excluding statutory holidays. 

The Regina Police Service's chief of police announced a phone line for city residents to call and report possible violations of a public health order.

The order prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people, unless they all live in the same home, and mandates that anyone returning from international travel self-isolate immediately upon return for 14 days.

"The good news is we now have a 1-800 line set up to take those complaints, if you have a concern," Evan Bray said in a short video posted to the RPS website and social media Wednesday evening.

The phone line will be open 24 hours a day and public health workers will take the complaints and lead the investigations, though RPS officers will assist, Bray said.

Limiting large gatherings of people during the COVID-19 pandemic is critical to keeping the health system from going over capacity, or flattening the curve, he added.

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