If you’re planning on doing a runner before 6PM tonight and avoiding the two-week lockdown that’s about to hit Greater Sydney, well, I have some bad news for you. The NSW Government warns that cops are literally on the lookout for y’all and have license plate scanning software that can identify you and your lockdown zone.
Look, I agree that everyone needs to stay TF at home right now but, what in the George Orwell?
Speaking to a room of reporters, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said that “police have been tasked to be on the lookout for any vehicles that may have come from the Greater Sydney area.
“I remind you that they have all sorts of technology these days, including recognition of number plates.
“I also remind the community that the regional communities are very aware when they see someone from out of town arrive and they’ll make sure that the police know.”
As that TikTok sound goes: don’t do it, girl, it’s not worth it. I know you said you were *just* thinking about it but don’t do it. For real, there are serious consequences for breaching the stay-at-home rules in this two-week lockdown, including fines up to $11,000 or a six-month jail sentence.
“I want the community to understand to take it seriously because if the police officer detects that you’re there, and there’s, say, five people in the car, that’s potentially, if he decides that you’re going to go to court, $11,000 times five [is a] maximum fine [of] $55,000,” Hazzard said.
“And each of the individuals could end up in court, if the court considers it appropriate, having a six-month jail sentence.”
So, folks, don’t be a dingus and try to skip out this weekend and put people in regional NSW at risk of getting the Delta variant of COVID-19. As that TikTok sound goes: don’t do it, girl, it’s not worth it. For real.
Stay TF at home, go outside only for essential reasons, stay away from others, wash your hands regularly and wear a mask at all times when outside your home.
You can read up on the list of all of Sydney’s new COVID exposure sites as they are announced here.