A woman who worked for a production company filming I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.
Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District commenced inquiries yesterday (Tuesday, 21 September, 2021), after receiving information a woman from Greater Sydney had travelled to the area and since tested positive for COVID-19.
Inquiries revealed the 31-year-old woman had been granted an exemption to travel to the area for work-related purposes only. In a statement made on Tuesday, the production company ITV Studios Australia said it had been filming I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! in northern NSW ‘in accordance with Public Health Orders and restrictions’.
‘We take our COVIDSafe plan extremely seriously. The health, safety and welfare of the community, as well as our cast and crew, is our number one priority,’ the company’s statement said.
She allegedly attended several businesses and venues in Byron Bay and Kingscliff over the weekend, which was in breach of the conditions of her exemption.
Further, she failed to check-in at those locations using the QR codes.
The Rushcutters Bay woman was issued with a Court Attendance notice today (Wednesday 22 September 2021), for five counts of fail to comply with electronic registration directive.
She is due to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 8 November 2021.
Anyone with information in relation to breaches if the Public Health Orders is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.