Police will issue four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) following an alleged breach of Ministerial Directions under the Public Health Act in Sydney’s east overnight.
About 12.30am today (Sunday 22 November 2020), officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command, with assistance from the Central Metropolitan Operations Support Group (OSG), responded to reports of a loud party at Malabar Headland National Park.
On arrival, police observed at least 150 people inside a disused military bunker, before the group scattered and attempted to run from the area.
Officers spoke with the organisers, four men – aged 34, 28 and two aged 25 – who will all be issued $1000 PINs for fail to comply with noticed direction in relation to s 7/8/9 – COVID-19.
Eastern Beaches Police Area Commander, Detective Superintendent Rohan Cramsie, said police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches which may impact on the health and safety of the community.
“It is the responsibility of everyone in this state to follow the rules and keep our community safe from further exposure to COVID-19,” Det Supt Cramsie said.
“Not only are events like this illegal, this particular party was extremely dangerous for partygoers and emergency service personnel due to the location and terrain.
“With summer and the Christmas season approaching, we urge the community to listen to the advice of our health professionals to keep our family and friends safe and well,” Det Supt Cramsie said.
Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related Public Health Order is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.