This new phone line will take COVID-19 complaints
A new piece of sophisticated technology is being used by fraudsters to scam unsuspecting people over the phone. (iStock/Bombuscreative)
REGINA -- A new phone line in Saskatchewan is available 24 hours a day to report anyone who is in violation of Saskatchewan’s public health orders relating to COVID-19.
The Government of Saskatchewan made it law that anyone returning from international travel must self-isolate for 14 days. The order also limits indoor and outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 10 people.
Calling 1-855-559-5502, toll-freee, will put residents in touch with a public health official who will document the alleged incident.
The Government of Saskatchewan said launching this phone line was an appropriate step because some residents are not understanding the public health order applies to everyone.
“There is always the odd individual that does not think that the orders apply to them and that’s where the public safety agency with the local law enforcement will manage those individuals,” Premier of Saskatchewan Scott Moe said. " A big thank you goes out to the vast majority of Saskatchewan people.”
You can call 1-855-559-5502 to make a report about someone violating these laws.
“You can call that number night and day if you have something that you would like to report and we will be working very closely with [Public Health],” said Regina Police Chief Evan Bray, in a video tweeted out Wednesday evening.
An earlier version of this article indicated that the phone line was operating by the Regina Police Service. This has now been updated to reflect that the line is operated by public health officers.