With a busy Easter expected for the South Coast, South Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Greg Moore has reminded the community to be COVID safe and come forward to get tested if the slightest symptoms arise.
"We understand people want to get out and about this weekend, but we implore everyone to do so in the safest way possible - be that on our roads or in our licensed premises and hospitality venues," Supt Moore said.
"We do not want to see an outbreak in regional NSW - or anywhere else for that matter - so it's important that the community remembers to practice good hygiene, maintain physical distancing and stay home if any symptoms arise.
"It's critical that people are using the QR codes to sign in to venues, so in the event of an outbreak our contact tracers are able to reach people quickly and without any hassles."
Police along the South Coast will again be out in force this Easter long weekend.
Easter Operation 2021 began at 12.01am Thursday, April 1 and runs until 11:59pm on Monday, April 5.
Officers from South Coast Police District will be joined by the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, focusing on high-risk driver behaviour on our roads.
"We will continue to place a strong focus on the Four Ds: drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving," Supt Greg Moore said.
"Road safety is always a priority, but even more so on long weekends when we see more people travelling throughout our region."
Double-demerit points will also be in place throughout the period for speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone and motorcycle helmet offences.
Anyone with information about any behaviour that puts the community at risk is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information is treated in strict confidence.