Breaking News: People in New South Wales will face 6 months jail or an $11,000 fine if they’re stopped out of home without a valid reason.

If you leave their house for any reason aside from purchasing food or “goods and services”, travelling to work you can’t do at home, exercise or carIng for others, you face 6 months in jail or am $11,000 fine.

It is also now a crime to travel to regional areas unless you live there. Visiting family outside of your own household also appears to be a crime.

NSW Minister for a Health signed the orders tonight.

“10.20pm I just signed new restrictions on leaving residences. Public Health(Covid19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020. Message- STAY HOME unless you need to go out for essential reasons such as work, study, obtaining food,medical supplies,” he tweeted.

The new laws were gazetted tonight by the NSW government.

New South Wale police will be out in force to enforce the extraordinary draconian laws.

Here is a sample of the new laws, as published this evening.

“Order directs that a person must not, without reasonable excuse, leave the person’s place of residence. Examples of a reasonable excuse include leaving for reasons involving—
(a) obtaining food or other goods and services, or
(b) travelling for the purposes of work or education if the person cannot do it at home, or
(c) exercise, or
(d) medical or caring reasons.
In addition, this Order directs that a person must not participate in a gathering in a public place of more than 2 persons. Exceptions include—
(a) gatherings of members of the same household, and
(b) gatherings essential for work or education.
Section 10 of the Public Health Act 2010 creates an offence if an individual fails to comply with a direction with a maximum penalty of imprisonment for 6 months or a fine of up to $11,000 (or both) plus a further $5,500 fine each day the offence continues. Corporations that fail to comply with a direction are liable to a fine of $55,000 and $27,500 each day the offence continues.”

Link to the document cited.

From NSW Health:

You must stay at home, unless you are going to:

  • work and education, where you can’t work remotely
  • shop for food and essentials
  • medical needs or the care of others
  • exercise.

Existing rules around 10 people at funerals and 5 people at weddings still apply.

  • If you go out, stay 1.5 metres away from other people at all times.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

Do not gather in public

Do not gather with more than 2 people in public, except:

  • for members of the same household
  • where the gathering is essential for work or education.

Anyone could spread the virus, even without knowing.

There are now 2,032 confirmed cases of the virus in NSW.

Source: NSW Health

More news: Sydney News

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