OBERON Police say they would like to thank the "overwhelming majority" of members of the district's communities "for their patience, consideration and compliance with restrictions during this difficult time".
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"It's nice to hear about how people are looking after each other and particularly keeping an eye out for the elderly during the COVID-19 situation and taking all measures to prevent the spread of the virus here in our local communities," a police spokesperson said.
"It makes the job of policing much easier when people are co-operative and have the same goal in mind, that being to keep the rate of cases here at zero.
"The medical staff at the hospital, the aged care facility and the medical centre are doing a fantastic job along with the staff at Oberon Pharmacy making sure everyone has the relevant information and advice as well as ensuring medical care and medications are provided."
The spokesperson said Oberon Council had done a "wonderful job" by ensuring communities in the local government area were kept up to date with advice and information - which also helped police in dealing with inquiries.
"The country spirit and good attitude has also been reflected by drivers when police have interacted with them and the level of understanding of why they may have come under more attention recently is appreciated," the spokesperson said.
"That same spirit and attitude is very obvious during conversations with local people during interactions while on patrol or walking the streets.
"We want to remind locals that all Public Health Order 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 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.
"Overall, Oberon Police would like to say a big thanks to all members of the community for the level of co-operation regarding the current situation and we look forward to assisting further to ensure we all get through this situation with the minimum of stress."
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