In a press conference on December 9, Premier François Legault said Quebecers would be receiving an alert on broadcast TV and radio, as well as on wireless networks, to remind them of COVID-19 public health rules.

The alert will be issued by the province on December 9 at 2:30 p.m., he said. 

It will warn Quebecers that breaking the rules will result in fines between $1,000 and $6,000, as police and the province's health authorities gear up to crack down on Quebecers found violating public health protocols.

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If you don't follow the rules, you may be ticketed.

Premier François Legault

"We’ll warn everyone with the Quebec alert system at 2:30 this afternoon so there won’t be any excuse," Legault said.

The premier said police are no longer issuing warnings to rulebreakers but will ramp up issuing tickets in the next few days.

"I asked police and the public security commission to give out more tickets," Legault said.

"I think the warning period is over," Health Minister Christian Dubé added.

"And very, very clearly, with the alert that will be sent out this afternoon, it will no longer be warnings, but tickets."

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