New COVID Restrictions Affecting Sydney
What To Do If You Are Arrested and/or Fined?
The NSW Government have announced tougher restrictions across Sydney, which will take effect from 5pm on Friday, 9 July 2021. These are:
· Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household)
· Travel restrictions limited to within your Local Government Area or within 10km of home
· Only one person per household, per day may leave home for shopping
· No carpooling between non household members
· Browsing in shops is prohibited
· No visitors outside your household
· Funerals are limited to 10 people in total (taking effect from 11 July 2021)
The four reasons to leave your home are:
· Shopping for food or other essential goods and services (one person only)
· Medical care or compassionate needs
· Exercise with no more than two people (unless members of the same household)
· Essential work or education where you cannot work or study from home
Under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), Police have increased patrolling around south-west Sydney to ensure strict compliance. Police have the power to fine or arrest individuals for several reasons including failure to wear a mask, failing to provide ID and other reasons.
If you or anyone you know is fined or arrested by Police, get in touch with our expert Criminal Defence Lawyers at Longton Legal ASAP on (02) 8317 2859.
*Disclaimer：This is intended as general information only and not to be construed as legal advice. The above information is subject to changes over time. You should always seek professional advice before taking any course of action.*
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