Two residents of Tamworth have been fined after failing to follow self-isolation directions after returning home from overseas.
On Tuesday, a 22-year-old man from Tamworth and a 23-year-old woman from Boggabri arrived at Sydney International Airport on a flight from Thailand.
They were told they had to quarantine for 14-days under a Public Health Order at a Hillvue address.
Officers attached to Oxley Police District received information the pair had travelled from Hillvue to Boggabri on Friday, where they came into contact with another person.
Police spoke to the couple at a Hillvue address on Saturday where they were issued with with a $1000 penalty infringement notice (PIN) for failing to comply with a direction under Section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW).
NSW Police officers have the additional power to issue PINs to anyone found to be in contravention of a ministerial direction under the Public Health Act.
PINs carry on-the-spot fines of $1000 for individuals and $5000 for businesses.
Information is treated in strict confidence.
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