If you’re meant to be home-quarantining in Queensland, you’re being warned: Expect a knock at the door.
Police will today be ramping up their checks on those in home quarantine following a number of major breaches over the past few days.
A Northern Beaches couple busted at a beach on the Gold Coast were among two people caught out after officers conducted 186 compliance checks since Sunday.
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The pair, aged 61 and 41, were meant to be isolating at a Main Beach apartment, but police discovered they had left their accommodation to visit a nearby beach.
They were each fined $1,334 and have since returned to New South Wales.
Assistant Commissioner Shane Chelepy said it’s disappointing some people are still choosing to blatantly disregard the rules.
“People quarantining at a private address need to take their obligations seriously and stay at home,” Assistant Commissioner Chelepy said.
“Police will be conducting random checks on those people in home quarantine to ensure they are doing the right thing and not putting others at risk by going into public spaces.
“Those who are found to be flouting the rules and leaving their property could not only face a hefty fine, they are likely to be placed into hotel quarantine at their expense.”
Thankfully those who were found breaching home quarantine in Queensland all tested negative to COVID-19.
There were no new virus cases in Queensland on Tuesday, with just 10 still considered active in the state.