OXLEY licensing police are yet to issue a single fine or breach notice because local pubs, clubs and restaurants have all been toeing the COVID-19 safe line.
The district's unit polices licensed venues, bottle shops and hotels and has been working "hand in glove" with local establishments to ensure the state's strict coronavirus rules are enforced since restrictions relaxed and they re-opened.
"It's clear the licensees are doing the right thing. It's been positive to see businesses and the liquor accord working with police, everyone is working together because we're on all the same page," Oxley Detective Acting Inspector Jason Darcy told the Leader.
"They've been proactive and I'm happy to say compliant.
"They realise the issues faced, and have worked through teething problems and any issues, and our licensing officers have been on the front foot, proactive and compliant in enforcing the current restrictions.
"We will continue that because this is ongoing. The classic example of what could happen is going on in Melbourne, Victoria."
While Oxley police slapped a handful of locals with $1000 penalty notices for breaching non-essential travel restrictions; this time round, businesses are playing by the rules.
Social distancing protocols have seen all change the way they operate.
Gone are the days of dancefloors, big parties and packed to the brim pubs and clubs. Most businesses have had to more than halve their daily intake to meet the social distancing protocols.
Many reports flowing back to police are patrons trying to bypass the rules.
"These publicans, owners and staff, these people are trying to make a living and these establishments are their livelihoods," Detective Darcy said.
"Patrons need to realise that big parties can't happen, big gatherings can't happen.
"What happened last year, can't now - so patrons need to forget about 'how it used to be'.
"We don't need one selfish person to wreck it for everyone, because that's all it takes."
Last week, Tamworth Regional Council officers and NSW Health authorities inspected food outlets and beauty therapists to ensure their compliance with public health orders. Council confirmed no fines were issued.
Any business found in breach of the public health orders face a penalty of up to $55,000 or an on-the-spot fine of $5000.
"I want to ask patrons, customers to be patient with the current regulations, be patient with staff - everyone is trying to do the right thing and this is the new norm," Detective Darcy said.
"We just need the public to understand the rules - know what you can and can't do when you want to go out for a meal, or a beer, and then we won't have a problem."