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Australia Sydney massage parlour fined for 'breaching new social distancing laws'

14:29  26 march  2020
14:29  26 march  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Well, heavy fines and possible jail time have been rushed into the hands of New South Wales police to use as a big stick to enforce social distancing It is 1000 on a one - thousand - dollar on the spot fines for any individual who sees who the police say breaching social distancing laws . so that's

NSW Police have new powers to fine people who breach social distancing rules. Credit:AAP. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has also revealed passengers and crew aboard three ships docked in Sydney and eight off the coast will not be allowed to disembark until new protocols are finalised.

NSW Police Minister David Elliot says four people caught breaching new social distancing laws in a Sydney massage parlour, were fined by NSW police.

New legislation allows NSW Police to hand out $1,000 fines to people who disregard the new lockdown measures which restrict funerals to no more than 10 people and weddings to no more than five people among other activities.

Mr Elliot reported “a couple of hundred people” had notified Crime Stoppers Australia of breaches to social distancing regulations.

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Desperate Aldi shoppers are blasted for blatantly ignoring social distancing rules in a Sydney store. Woolworths recently implemented a new 'trolley rule' that required shoppers to stay at least 1.5 metres Those that breach a public health order could find themselves behind bars for six months.

This offence does not just cover massage parlours , but also facilities that are advertised as being available for saunas, steam rooms If you have been charged with soliciting in a massage parlour in Sydney or any other location in which soliciting is prohibited, it is essential that you seek legal advice.

Thursday was the first day in which the social distancing laws came in effect and “police have issued five tickets”.

“We are not going to muck around with this,” he told Sky News host Paul Murray.

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“This is legislation that has been introduced to protect people and save lives”.

Mr Elliot said his “point to the critics of this legislation was as Australians we have a defence force, a police force, a minimum wage, insurance and medicare… to protect ourselves, our lifestyle and to make sure we have minimum standards”.

“In times like this we have to man up and have extra legislation… to maintain the lifestyle we have become accustomed to, he said.

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Woolworths to limit customers in store ahead of Easter groceries rush .
Woolworths will be limiting the number of customers allowed in store to prevent breaking social distancing guidelines during the Easter rush. "In the coming week, Woolworths will be limiting the number of customers allowed in store from time to time to enable social distancing between customers," Woolworths said in a statement."The number of customers allowed in the store at any one time will be dependent on the size of the store."Customers will be required to queue outside the store while the number of people allowed in will be managed using a "one in, one out policy".The new measures will roll out next week.

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