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Northern Beaches man issued PIN for entering South Coast leisure centre

Tuesday, 22 December 2020 04:06:41 PM

A Northern Beaches man has been issued a Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) by police on the state’s South Coast after allegedly breaching a Public Health Order.

About 3.30pm yesterday (Monday 21 December 2020), a 70-year-old man attended a leisure centre in Ulladulla, and after signing in with his Avalon address, staff raised concerns with management.

The man was asked to leave the centre, which he did, and the alleged breach was reported to officers from South Coast Police District.

Their inquiries revealed that the man had travelled from his Northern Beaches residence to a home at Narrawallee, last Thursday (17 December 2020), and had failed to self-isolate from midnight on Sunday 20 December 2020, as per the Public Health (COVID-19 Northern Beaches) Order 2020.

Following further inquiries, the Avalon man was issued a $1000 PIN for fail to comply with noticed direction in relation to s7/8/9 – COVID-19.

Police are reminding the public that any residents of the Northern Beaches Local Government Area who left the area on or since Thursday 10 December 2020, must comply with the same restrictions that apply to the Northern Beaches, regardless of their current location.

Information for residents is available at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/northern-beaches.

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.