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Second man fined for allegedly breaching self-isolation direction - Hunter region

Thursday, 16 December 2021 07:49:23 PM

A second man has been fined over an alleged self-isolation direction breach in the state’s Hunter region.

On Tuesday (14 December 2021), officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District received information from NSW Health in relation to a 20-year-old man who had been directed to self-isolate at a Rutherford 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.

He has since returned a positive test to COVID-19 and is currently self-isolating.

Police spoke with the man today (Thursday 16 December 2021), before he was issued a Penalty Infringement Notice (PIN) for $5000 for the offence of Fail to Comply with Notice Direction s 7/8/9 – COVID-19.