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Man fined $10,000 for breaching self-isolation direction in Newcastle

Thursday, 16 December 2021 03:11:48 PM

A man has been fined $10,000 after allegedly breaching a self-isolation direction in the Newcastle area.

On Monday (14 December 2021), officers from Newcastle City Police District received information from NSW Health in relation to a 20-year-old man who had been directed to self-isolate at a Newcastle property from Wednesday 8 December 2021, as he was a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.

It’s understood the man subsequently attended a licensed premises on Wharf Road later that evening, and also attended a private residence in Adamstown on Saturday (11 December 2021). He has since returned a positive test to COVID-19 and is currently self-isolating.

Following inquiries, the man was issued with two Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) totalling $10,000 for the offence of Fail to Comply with Notice Direction s 7/8/9 – COVID-19.

Inquiries are continuing.