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Police joined by ADF to conduct Public Health Order compliance checks

The NSW Police Force has been joined by the Australian Defence Force to conduct Public Health Order checks at homes and businesses across the state.

Operations are being led by police, supported by the ADF, to ensure adherence to all self-isolation requirements set out by the NSW Government under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW).

People breaking social distancing guidelines will be given fines and possibly jail time, the NSW Police announced amid tough new coronavirus restrictions.

NSW Police said they have 70,000 officers ready to patrol for compliance

Police are also receiving tip-offs about breaches through Crime Stoppers

The NSW Police Minister David Elliott said individuals could be given fines of $1,000 and corporations could be hit with fines of $5,000 for breaches. People could also be jailed for up to six months under existing enforcement powers.

The new penalties will also extend to people found to be not following self-isolation rules.

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