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Under the provisions of the Public Health Act, police officers can take enforcement action against anyone who is failing to comply with public health directions set out by the Chief Health Officer.

The QPS say that an integral part of the response is to ensure compliance with directions particularly around self-isolation, state borders, non-essential business activity, home confinement, movement and gathering.

Officers can issue on the spot fines of $1,334 for individuals and $6,672 for corporations which fail to abide by the health directions.

QPS COVID-19 response statistics

The following preliminary statistics are current as at: 12:01am Saturday, April 11.  

Breach of public health directions infringement notices 462
Compliance checks conducted on individuals in quarantine 3,635
Compliance checks conducted on non-essential businesses 5,602
Border restrictions
Phase 1 – initial border restrictions

Phase 2 – stronger border restrictions

Phase 1

Cumulative Total

27/03/20-03/04/20

Phase 2

Cumulative Total
from 03/04/20

Total
Vehicles intercepted at state borders 32,841 38,995 72,823
Vehicles turned around at state borders 185 857 1,081
People directed to quarantine at state road borders 2,212 559 2,873
Domestic airport passengers arriving into Queensland 9,524 4,698 14,389
Domestic airport passengers directed to quarantine 2,068 731 2,843
People refused entry to Queensland at domestic airports N/A 41 41

 


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