INSPECTOR Jo Schultz, from Hunter Valley Local Area Command said police are encouraging people to really think about how they can reduce the risk of the spread of the virus and stressed the importance of parents talking to their children about staying at home.
“We really want to encourage parents to have a conversation with their young people about why it’s important to stay at home,” said Inspector Schultz.
“We don’t want to see groups of kids getting together to socialise, we know it’s hard, but they’ll have to socialise online for the time being,” she said.
“Rather than waiting for police to be called because there are groups of kids together and police having to take them home, we really want families to sit down and explain why they can’t meet up to socialise at the moment,” Inspector Jo Schultz said.
It is not against the law to car pool to work. However, some local mine sites have encouraged staff not to car pool. By driving yourself, or reducing the number of people in a car, you can reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
It is not against the law for tradespeople working together to share a vehicle. The two person rule does not apply to work places. However, if businesses can reduce the number of people in their vehicles at the same time, it can reduce the transmission of the virus.
- Residents can contact CrimeStoppers to report people who may be breaching current laws:
- If you have general questions about what is permissible please phone Service NSW: 13 77 88
- A translator service is also available for Service NSW: 02 9131 4150