Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch has thanked the Central Coast community for sticking to the regulations aimed at keeping people safe from COVD-19 over the Easter long weekend.
“I was pleased to hear from Police across the Central Coast that generally the community did the right thing over the Easter break,” Mr Crouch said.
“Only a very few fines were issued to people who didn’t listen to move-on advice.”
Both Brisbane Water and Tuggerah Lakes police reported good results, but warned police would not ease up on those failing to abide by social distancing rules.
“I want to thank everyone in the community who have been doing the right thing and remind everyone that they have to keep following the regulations,” Mr Crouch said.
“By doing the right thing we are keeping out community safe.”
Mr Crouch also welcomed tough new measures announced on April 9 by Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Police Minister David Elliott which will result in $5000 on-the-spot fines for anyone spitting or coughing at police, health workers or border force officers.
“This action was taken in response to some appalling and vile behavior by some individuals,” Mr Crouch said.
“Every day our doctors, nurses, police and paramedics put their own health on the line to protect us and this type of behavior is potentially life threatening – COVID-19 kills people.
“Anyone who has concerns about individuals not complying with public health orders can call Crime Stoppers on1800 333 000.”