NSW Police will be conducting highly-visible border patrols and random vehicles stops in a bid to keep Melbourne residents from COVID-19 hotspots out of NSW.
Police emphasised they will continue to enforce all COVID-19 related ministerial directions including the restrictions relating to people from COVID-19 hotspots interstate.
The Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) provides police with the power to enforce these orders. It is an offence for a person to fail to comply with an order, and severe penalties apply, which include a maximum penalty of up to $11,000 and/or six months imprisonment for individuals.
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As part of the NSW Police Force's commitment to assisting NSW Health reduce the risk of community spread, police officers across the state will be conducting proactive, high-visibility activity.
Officers from Police Transport Command will also provide assistance to NSW Health at Central Railway Station for the arrival of XPT services from Melbourne.
In addition, Police districts with borders to Victoria will be supported by Traffic and Highway Patrol to conduct high-visibility patrols and random vehicle stops.
Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any ministerial direction.