Hotel fined $10,000 for COVID breach – Bourke

A hotel in the state’s north-west has been issued with fines totalling $10,000 after breaching COVID restrictions.

Western Region Licensing Police allege the licensee of the hotel on Mitchell Street in Bourke breached the Public Health Orders on Friday 9 October and Saturday 10 October 2020, following a police operation in the town.

Officers from Central North Police District attended the hotel this morning (Friday 16 October 2020), and issued the hotel licensee with two infringement notices under the Public Health Act for “Fail to comply with noticed direction in relation to Section 7/8/9 – COVID-19 – Corporation”.

Each fine is worth $5000.

Central North Police District command, Superintendent Andrew Hurst, warned that officers would continue to ensure the Public Health Orders were being followed.

“It is the responsibility of everyone in this state to follow the rules and keep our community safe from the COVID virus,” Supt Hurst said.

“My officers will continue to monitor compliance within the command; anyone who needs information about the current Public Health Orders should visit the NSW Health website.”

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/latest-updates.aspx

Anyone with information about breaches of the COVID Public Health Orders 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.

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