OBERON Police say they have issued warnings to some of those visiting the area as coronavirus restrictions continue, but have praised locals "in this difficult time".
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Local police have been active in providing information and enforcing restrictions, a spokesperson said.
"It's very reassuring to see the community pulling together and doing what they can to ensure the local area is protected," they said.
"There have been several instances where police have had to ensure people are aware of the consequences if they don't comply with the current Public Health Order put in place by the NSW Health Minister relating to travel and gatherings.
"Most instances have involved people from other areas travelling to the Oberon area and those people were issued with warnings and advised if they continue their behaviour, they will be issued with a $1000 penalty infringement notice."
The spokesperson said it appears locals are doing their best to protect themselves and each other and "I'm sure everyone would be very happy" if Oberon continued to have no cases.
"Police want to ensure that the current travel restrictions are complied with leading up to and including the Easter period, not just with people attempting to travel into the area, but also local people leaving the area and then returning who may be risking spreading the virus," the spokesperson said.
"Please stay at home over the Easter period and comply with the restrictions outlined in the Public Health Order."
The spokesperson said those who live elsewhere but own rural properties in the district "are requested to limit travel if attending to take care of animals and to take every precaution to limit contact with others".
"In particular, this order directs that a person must not, without reasonable excuse, leave the person's place of residence," the spokesperson said.
"The list of acceptable excuses is quite brief and to reduce the level of confusion, police encourage people to access the order via the internet and make themselves familiar with what you can and can't do."
The order is Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020.
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