New online tool to report people breaching virus rules

Queensland Police have made it easier for people to dob in others who are not social distancing with a new online reporting form.

It comes as Police express disappointment that some people continue to blatantly break the rules.

Officers issued 114 Penalty Infringement Notices on the weekend, with many of those for street and house parties, in breach of the regulations.


There’s also been an increase in fines for offences such as hooning.

State Disaster Coordinator Steve Gollschewski says that most Queenslanders have been doing the right thing.

“The vast majority of Queenslanders recognise the importance of following the public health directions and doing the right thing to keep everyone safe,” Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said.

“We will continue to educate and show compassion when dealing with the public, however, we can take enforcement action if necessary to ensure we are limiting the spread of the virus.”

Police have now handed out 1,468 fines since March 27.

Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski is encouraging members of the community to report breaches of the rules using the online form.

“This includes large gatherings such as house parties and events where people are obviously ignoring social-distancing rules.”

“To date, we have received a lot of information from the public and we will continue to work with our community to keep everyone safe,” he said.

The online reporting form can be found on the Queensland Police website here.

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