The province is stepping up its enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions with a focus on private gatherings.
On Tuesday, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced a number of new COVID-19 restrictions after the province identified 37 new cases of the virus, the largest jump since April.
Part of the province's new measures includes stronger enforcement of illegal gatherings.
Speaking at Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang says he had a conversation with HRM and local police to step up enforcement of COVID regulations.
"If you're at a private gathering, it's not just the host that can be fined, every single person there can be fined $1,000," said Dr. Strang.
He says he hopes it doesn't come to that, adding it's important that people limit social activities and limit the number of people in their social circle.
Dr. Strang says if people see activity that doesn't follow health protocols, they should call the non-emergency police line.