There may be a provincial health order on physical distancing, but that hasn’t stopped some people from partying, say police in Victoria.
Victoria Police officers were called to nine noise complaints and “several” parties and “other” gatherings over the weekend, according to a press release issued by the department on March 30.
One such call was to a group of people at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, where officers informed “some attendees” about the risks that come with violating the provincial health order on physical distancing.
“We need to do better,” Victoria Police chief Del Manak said in a press release.
VicPD say the parties and gatherings present an “unnecessary risk” of COVID-19 exposure to its officers.
“The first line of defense against COVID-19 is social and physical distancing. Please, think of the greater good. Think of our officers who are attending these calls. Think of the grocery clerks, the cleaners, the nurses, the doctors, the care workers and all the other front-line and essential service workers who cannot stay home, but who are putting themselves at risk for others. Please, stay home,” Manak added.