A 34-year-old Campbell man has been arrested for breaching COVID-19 compliance orders at a Civic retail store and 13 students have been fined for breaching health directions, according to ACT Policing.
Police attended the retail shop just before 1:00 pm yesterday (16 July) after a staff member requested assistance when the man became aggressive and verbally abused staff after being told he needed to use the Check In CBR app.
The man allegedly refused to listen to police and repeatedly abused staff, using offensive language. He was arrested and charged with using offensive language in a public place and failing to comply with health directions.
Thirteen students were also issued with fines after police found they usually lived in the Greater Sydney area and did not have valid exemptions to be in the ACT. They were each issued with a $1000 fine for breaching the ACT’s health orders.
It is illegal for anyone to enter the ACT from the Greater Sydney area without a valid exemption. Returning residents must still fill in an ACT Health declaration prior to entering the ACT and are subject to restrictions upon re-entering the Territory.
The students remain in isolation at their university residences for the remainder of their required 14-day isolation period.