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Police urge Vaisakhi celebrants and Kissan supporters to keep Public Health Orders in mind

BY Connect News, Apr 16, 2021 2:39 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Surrey RCMP is urging Vaisakhi celebrants and Kissan supporters to keep Public Health Orders in mind this weekend.

Unfortunately, large-scale Vaisakhi celebrations have been canceled again this year in Surrey due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is anticipated that many community members will participate in small COVID-friendly celebrations. Surrey RCMP is also aware of Kissan rallies and a Sikh motorcycle event set to take place this weekend.

Surrey RCMP is urging the public to abide by current Public Health Orders which have placed restrictions on outdoor gatherings and prohibit indoor gatherings. Outdoor social gatherings are permitted with up to 10 persons with the following conditions:

· Space needs to be big enough that all attendees can be spaced out 2 meters

· All attendees must remain 2 meters apart unless they reside in the same house

· If one of the 10 leaves they cannot be replaced by another person

· Hand sanitizer supplies must be readily available

· Nobody is allowed inside the residence except to use the washroom

· The gathering cannot enter a fully enclosed structure

The Surrey RCMP COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team (CCET) will be conducting increased patrols throughout the weekend enforcing the Public Health Orders as well as ensuring public safety.

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