A Nowra man accused of spitting on a police officer while claiming he had coronavirus will remain behind bars for at least another week.
Bradley Lonesborough did not apply for bail during a brief appearance in Wollongong Local Court on Monday and it was formally refused.
Police were patrolling Scenic Drive in Nowra on Saturday morning when they approached Lonesborough, who they claim was acting erratically.
It is alleged Lonesborough punched a male senior constable in the face before the pair got into a struggle, during which time Lonesborough allegedly spat in the officer's face and claimed he was infected with COVID-19.
Other officers quickly came to their colleague's aid and were able to subdue Lonesborough with capsicum spray.
The officer received bruising and abrasions to his face, while a female senior constable sprained her wrist during the arrest.
The 37-year-old was taken to Shoalhaven Hospital under police guard.
After being released, he was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with assaulting and intimidating police.
In court on Monday, Lonesborough's lawyer sought an adjournment to begin the process of getting his client into a drug rehabilitation program.
The case will return to court on April 14.