ACT Policing and NSW Police partner for COVID-19 compliance

ACT Policing and NSW Police have joined forces to check people are complying with COVID-19 health directions during the lockdown period.

In the coming days, ACT Policing and NSW Police will conduct a number of joint patrol activities at major entry points along the border.

Yesterday, ACT Policing and NSW Police spoke with 365 drivers at Lanyon Drive. Seven cars were turned around with several cautions and fines issued.

ACT Policing Road Policing Superintendent Corey Heldon said people should expect to see these joint operations anywhere, anytime.

“Right now there are COVID-19 health directions which allow and restrict the movement of people who live and work across the border,” Superintendent Heldon said.

“We are well connected with many NSW communities and we know everyone is trying to do the right thing. It’s great to be able to speak to drivers about the new health directions to ensure continued strong compliance.

“We’re all in this together - everyone must play their part to limit the rate of transmission of coronavirus.

“There are many roads leading into Canberra and police may be patrolling different roads at the border at different times in the coming days.”

Monaro Police Area Commander, Superintendent John Klepczarek said the NSW Police Force and ACT Policing continue to have a strong working relationship.

“The benefits of working closely with our border counterparts enable us to conduct joint operations like these dedicated to ongoing COVID-19 compliance,” Superintendent Klepczarek said.

“As we see the virus spreading into regional areas it is vital agencies work together to keep the community safe at this time.”

For the most recent information on NSW’s COVID-19 restrictions, visit the NSW COVID-19 site.

For the most recent information on the ACT’s COVID-19 restrictions, visit the ACT COVID-19 site.

For all general COVID-19 enquiries – including to make a report of non-compliance - contact the COVID-19 Helpline on 6207 7244 (8am – 8pm, 7 days a week). For police assistance call 131 444 and only contact Triple Zero (000) for emergencies.

For journalists: Broadcast quality video of this incident can be downloaded from Hightail.

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