Police update: Further charge for woman over Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged with an additional offence over alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the state’s north.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District commenced inquiries yesterday (Tuesday 21 September 2021), after receiving information a woman from Greater Sydney had travelled to the area and since tested positive for COVID-19.

Inquiries revealed the 31-year-old woman had been granted an exemption to travel to the area for work-related purposes only.

She allegedly attended several businesses and venues in Byron Bay and Kingscliff over the weekend, which was in breach of the conditions of her exemption.

Further, she failed to check-in at those locations using the QR codes.

The Rushcutters Bay woman was issued with a Court Attendance notice today (Wednesday 22 September 2021), for five counts of fail to comply with electronic registration directive.

Following further inquiries, the woman was charged with an additional offence for person relying on permit not comply with permit conditions.

She is due to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 8 November 2021.

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