UPDATE: Man charged for breaching Public Health Order

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 04:32:07 PM

A man has been charged for breaching the Public Health Order after leaving Sydney and visiting Byron Bay and surrounding areas.

Officers from Richmond and Tweed/Byron Police Districts commenced an investigation after receiving reports a man and family members had travelled to Northern NSW in late July.

Following extensive inquiries, police will allege in court a 52-year-old man from Rose Bay allegedly travelled from Sydney to Byron Bay. Police will also allege the man failed to check-in to several venues using either a QR-code through Service NSW or through a written register at premises in Byron Bay and Bangalow.

The man was issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice in Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon for seven offences including:

  • Not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID-19 (x3)
  • Fail to comply with electronic registration directive (x4)

The man was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday 13 September 2021.

Inquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.