Many break Covid-19 rules

Police have charged several people under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) and issued COVID-19 related Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) including:
• A 32-year-old Lithgow man was issued with a PIN by Bankstown Police for failing to comply with a Public Health Order after he was found at a hotel in Villawood, about 11.15am last Saturday. The man had received a warning the day before but continued to associate with a group of men at the location.
• Bankstown Police issued two men with PINs, and warned another two, after four men were seen sitting in a car eating pizza in Edgar Street, Condell Park, about 1.45pm last Saturday. The men, aged 22 and 26, both from Milperra were issued with PINS for failing to comply with a Public Health Order. The older man was also issued with a PIN for offensive language.
• An 18-year-old Bankstown woman was issued a $1000 PIN after being seen driving through Katoomba twice between 3.30am and midday last Friday, telling police from Blue Mountains Police Area Command that she was visiting her father who lived in the ‘bush’.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, said the rules could not be clearer and they apply to everyone.
“No one is above the law. If you decide to ignore a direction, you will be caught, and you may very well find yourself slapped with a hefty fine,” the Minister said.
“The fact that people are still not complying is the reason why we have police out in full force enforcing these directions.
“This behaviour is not only reckless and stupid, but potentially deadly.”
Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: Information is treated in strict confidence.