UPDATE: Eight people issued infringements following alleged COVID breach - Kiama

Thursday, 19 August 2021 09:12:10 AM

Eight people from declared LGAs were issued infringements after being detected at a Kiama construction site.

On Monday (16 August 2021), officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District were notified of workers allegedly from Sydney, staying in Kiama.

Police attended an address on North Kiama Drive about 7.30pm and spoke with the occupants, who were part of a construction team, building a unit complex on Collins Street, Kiama.

About 11am on Tuesday (17 August 2021), police attended the worksite and saw a number of employees run into a nearby carpark.

Police located 33 workers and spoke to the project manager.

Following further inquiries, police issued eight infringements to construction workers who were found to be in breach of the Public Health Orders.

These workers are from declared Local Government Areas – four from Bayside, two from Fairfield and two from Blacktown.

Inquiries are continuing.

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.