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A 27-year-old Cronulla woman has received two PINs in three days for failing to self-isolate as required under the Public Health Act.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended a Butler Street resort at Byron Bay about 8.30pm on Thursday (31 December 2020), after receiving information in relation a possible breach of public health orders.

Police were told the woman had been notified she was a close contact of a positive COVID case but was not self-isolating and had not been tested.

The woman was provided advice about testing facilities and self-isolation before being given PPE to assist with safe travel to the facility. The woman was issued a $1,000 PIN.

Officers returned to the resort about 8pm the following day (Friday 1 January 2021), and found the woman was not self-isolating.

The woman was issued a $1,000 PIN for failing to comply with the direction under S7/8/9 of the Public Health Act.


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8 COMMENTS

  1. This was inevitable as tourism money was bound to trump common sense.

    Before these holidays are over there will be more cases in the Shire, all owing to the carelessness and stupidity of visitors who, while they might not s4!t in their own backyards, are quite happy to come and s4!t in ours. Tourism and other business operators who encourage those visitors are also culpable.

    P-off, you pestilential terrourists! We value our health far more than your money. Go home and stay home!

  2. I’m bemused the multiple offender wasn’t sent back to Cronulla…..assuming here of course she would be self driving with her registration plate on police radar whilst travelling the M1 GIVEN HOW MUCH WE COULD ALL LOSE BY HER UNCONSCIONABLE BEHAVIOUR!!!

  3. So, she was fined a second time. And then what ? Where is she now?
    Some irresponsible idiot like her is all we need to turn Byron Shire onto a Hot Spot so we cant get into QLD or any other state.
    Has she been tested yet?
    Where the hell is she.
    This story leaves us wondering.

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