The SPVM Received 700+ Calls In 7 Days About Locals Possibly Breaking Public Health Rules

It seems the Montreal police's phone line has been ringing a little more than usual during this past week.

The SPVM tweeted that between October 4 and 11, they received a total of "765 calls related to the application of [...] Public Health orders."

During this time, "police officers issued 28 statements of offence or RIGs, in addition to inspecting 29 licensed establishments, 146 schools and 355 other locations."

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With the city under red alert protocols until October 28, most gatherings have been prohibited in hopes of reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in Montreal.

Mayor Plante has previously said, "What it's all about right now is no gatherings, no meetings whatsoever."

The only exception is for people who live alone, to which they are allowed one guest over, but it must be the same person during the entire 28-day partial lockdown.

More measures have been put in place to try and restrict gatherings in Montreal.

Due to overcrowding at Mount Royal Park over the October long weekend, the City of Montreal decided to temporarily close access to the parking lot and asked that locals visit parks closer to them instead.