Point Edward, ON – Last week, Provincial offences officers from across several government ministries in coordination with Lambton Public Health (LPH) and the City of Sarnia paid visits to a number of local Lambton County restaurants, recreational facilities and other businesses where patrons are required to provide proof of vaccination prior to entry.
“The three day enforcement campaign, which ran from November 4 to 6, garnered 164 inspections and five charges,” said Mike Gorgey, Manager of Health Promotion for Lambton Public Health. “These types of campaigns have been held in various regions throughout Ontario. They are developed based on locally identified needs, outbreak and transmission information, previous complaints and non-compliance.”
Officers promote and enforce the public health requirements with regards to things like proof of vaccination, screening requirements of workers and essential visitors entering workplaces, wearing of masks and PPE (when required) and workplace safety plans.
“Officers took an education first approach to enforcement that is in line with the Province’s response throughout the pandemic,” said Mike. “We understand people are frustrated and tired of these public health measures, but in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 and avoid future lockdowns in our community it is imperative we all continue to do our part and stay vigilant. Let’s work together to get back to normal as quickly as possible.”
For more information on Reopening Ontario Act and Proof of Vaccination enforcement, please visit https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/2019-novel-coronavirus/calls/.