27 September 2023

Police to crackdown on non-isolaters

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NSW Police are urging the community to remain vigilant and ensure they comply with orders and directions given to them to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Police Force said it was working with NSW Health to ensure risks to the community were minimised following the Commonwealth Government’s announcement that all entrants to Australia were to self-isolate for 14 days.

“The community has been very responsive to public health information and the Government’s recent direction to self-isolate and the vast majority of people have done the right thing and complied with the Public Health Order,” the Police said.

“The Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) provides NSW Police with the power to enforce public health orders,” it said.

“It is an offence for a person to fail to comply with an order.”

The Police said that Crime Stoppers had introduced a new reporting option to accept information from the public about anyone not complying with Public Health Orders.

It said all information provided to Crime Stoppers was treated confidentially and reports could be made online by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Further information from the Police, including how to make a report to Crimestoppers can be accessed at this PS News link.

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