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Police encourage community to stay at home

Following the NSW Government’s decision to extend the current state-wide lockdown last week, NSW Police continue to enforce Operation Stay-At-Home to ensure everyone complies with the orders.

Coffs/Clarence Police District Chief Inspector Joanne Reid said community compliance in the Clarence Valley is absolutely vital to stay ahead of the current Covid-19 outbreak.

“Police will be conducting proactive patrols, compliance checks, traffic operations across our major roads and backroads, and responding to every CrimeStoppers report from the community,” she

“The message is pretty simple, if you don’t need to leave the house, stay home.

“If you’re heading out for an essential reason, please remember to put on a mask, maintain physical distance and hand hygiene, and check-in to all retail and business premises you visit.

“Despite the vast majority of people abiding by the rules, a small number of individuals who aren’t doing the right thing put the rest of the community at risk.

“Their actions have the potential to increase the spread and extend the time these restrictions will be in place.

“It only takes one person doing the wrong thing to spread the virus.” Chief Inspector Reid said while police want to work with the community to ensure compliance, they will not hesitate to take action against anyone flouting the rules.