Quarantine fines, larger police presence on the road with easing of COVID-19 restrictions

by | May 5, 2020 | Cops | 0 comments

Two women in Alice Springs were found breaching their mandatory COVID-19 quarantine measures when they left their hotel accommodation to visit their family and friends over the May Day long weekend, NT Police said.

According to the police, the compliance team found out that the women were not in their respective accommodations while they were conducting checks.

Both women allegedly left their quarantine spaces to visit their family and friends, according to the police.

It was not stated however if they or their families will be subject to further risk assessment to determine if contact tracing is required.

Both women were handed $1,099 infringement penalties each for failing to abide by the Chief Health Officer’s Directions over the mandatory quarantine requirements.

To date, 44 noncompliance fines have been issued and more than seven thousand quarantine checks have been conducted by the authorities.

The NT Police, Environmental Health officers, and the Australian Defence Force continue to undertake quarantine compliance checks to ensure people are completing their 14 days quarantine.

Police said Territorians will see increased road policing activities, in line with adjusted COVID-19 restrictions from last Friday noon.

Meanwhile, NT Police served more than 200 traffic infringement notices and has arrested two people for medium range drink driving over the long weekend. A total of 5999 vehicle speed checks were conducted, police said.

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