Update on investigation into actions of limousine driver
We have sent the case for urgent outside legal advice and have done that due to the significance of this outbreak and the community concern.
We need to tick every box in terms of making sure whether he has or hasn’t definitively breached the Public Health Orders.
The Public Health Orders that were struck in December last year were appropriate.
The reality is that we are now seeing up to 40 cargo planes landing a day.
It’s still a police operation and we’re running it, so we need to take responsibility for that, the victories and the failures at the same time.
Message to the community
Everyone needs to follow the rules; we have taken a fair approach in terms of writing tickets throughout the COVID pandemic.
But in the last 24 hours, we have ramped up enforcement and seven people have been issued Penalty Infringement Notices for not wearing masks and the number of cautions has dropped dramatically.
The Traffic and Highway Patrol Command will be patrolling the outskirts of the Greater Sydney area and if you are outside of that when you are not meant to be, then you’ll be given a ticket. The maximum penalty of which can be up to $11,000 for individuals and $50,000 for corporations.
This is a difficult time for everyone, but we’ve got to listen to the Premier, follow her messages and the advice of NSW Health.
Anyone with information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of COVID-19-related ministerial directions is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.