Nine people will be issued Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for non-compliance with COVID-19 Public Health Orders after police dispersed two indoor gatherings across the state that exceeded the 20-person limit.
About 11pm yesterday (Saturday 1 August 2020), officers from Monaro Police District were called to resort on Kosciuszko Road, East Jindabyne, following a noise complaint.
Police were directed to a room where loud music was being played and discovered 27 people inside. Only eight were actually staying at the resort.
Seven men – aged 31, 29, 26, two aged 27 and two aged 24 – and a 29-year-old woman, will be issued with $1000 PINs for failing to comply with a ministerial direction
The remaining people inside the room were moved-on after their details were taken by police.
In a separate incident, officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command were called to a unit on Anzac Parade, Maroubra, just before 1am today (Sunday 2 August 2020), after reports of a loud gathering.
Police arrived to find a large group of people at the unit, in excess of the 20-person limit, and were told it was an after-party for an earlier birthday celebration.
The party was shut down, with attendees moved-on from the location.
The resident, a 29-year-old man, will be issued a PIN for not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 COVID-19.
Meanwhile, emergency services were called Mosman overnight due to concerns that two teenage girls needed medical attention after attending an unauthorised party.
Officers from North Shore Police Area Command and NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to Whiting Beach, off Athol Wharf Road, shortly before 9pm (Saturday 1 August 2020), after two girls were found unconscious.
The girls, believed to be aged 16, were taken by paramedics to Royal North Hospital where they were treated for the effects of alcohol.
Fire and Rescue NSW officers were called to assist with the retrieval as the site had to accessed by about 50 steps down to the beach.
Police were told between 20-40 young people had been gathered drinking on the beach before the girls were found unconscious.
Many of the partygoers had left the scene before emergency services arrived; however, police inquiries continue into the party, which is believed to have breached current COVID restrictions.
Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any ministerial direction or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community.
Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.