OBERON Police say warnings relating to breaches of coronavirus restrictions were issued to 10 people in Oberon and surrounding areas in the past week.
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A spokesperson said the breaches generally related to unnecessary travel by locals and people from outside the area.
"Some other instances have related to people gathering at houses in numbers for social occasions without complying with restrictions," the spokesperson said.
"We advise that all warnings are recorded on the police system and if you have been issued with a warning and are found to be in breach of the Public Health Order a subsequent time, you will be issued with a $1000 infringement notice.
"The important thing to understand is that if you are found to be travelling unnecessarily, it's not only the driver who receives the infringement notice, but the passengers as well."
The spokesperson said police would like to stress that the overwhelming majority of people are doing the right thing by staying home, or contacting police for advice when required prior to doing something that may put them at risk of breaching the rules.
"There is still a small amount of people who think they don't have to comply with restrictions," the spokesperson said.
"In particular, there's a group of people who think it's fine to be out hunting. The excuse used generally is that they are hunting on a relative's property, however, it's still a breach of the Order.
"The exemptions are very specific and travelling is the main issue.
"If you are travelling anywhere to go hunting, regardless of whether it's to a relative's property or not, you are breaching the Order and, if detected, those people will be subject to action by police.
"Police are continuing to conduct regular patrols in all areas including local pine forests and known hunting areas at all hours, along with staff from the Department of Primary Industries and rural crime investigators, as part of the ongoing operation to not only detect illegal hunting activity but also breaches of the Public Health Order."
The number of people with coronavirus in Western NSW has stabilised, with no new cases detected.
There have been no confirmed cases in Oberon.
Meanwhile, Oberon Council's April ordinary meeting will be closed to the public due to coronavirus restrictions, but will be broadcast live (see story, p2).
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