‘Don’t be a fool’: Police to enforce health orders as NSW records no new cases

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The gathering of hundreds of revellers who were packed tightly on the grass, dancing and singing, was described by Mr Hazzard as “absolutely appalling” and one that had “every chance” of becoming a super spreader event.

“This is not the time to get complacent,” Mr Elliott told the Herald on Sunday.

“We’ve all worked too hard to achieve zero or low community transmissions. Don’t be a fool.

“The health orders are in place for a reason and I can assure you police will be out enforcing them over this period.”

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said restrictions are expected to be eased in the coming week if NSW continues its run of no cases in the community.

“The best advice is that we should wait another week before we ease restrictions, but I do want to assure the community that the government’s intention is to get as close to pre-Avalon conditions as possible next week,” she said last week.

NSW Health also urged people across the state to come forward for testing even if they had very mild symptoms.

Traces of the virus that causes COVID-19 were found in sewage at treatment plants in Sydney’s north and west over the weekend.

They were found at a plant in Warriewood, which covers the northern beaches, and at one in North Head, which covers a large swathe of Sydney stretching from north of the Paramatta River from the west to Manly.

Traces were also found in Liverpool the previous day.

“While this likely reflects known recent confirmed cases in these areas, NSW Health urges everyone living or working there to monitor for symptoms and get tested and isolate immediately if they appear,” NSW Health said on Sunday.

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