The South Coast Police District are ramping up operations to enforce public health orders after data from Crime Stoppers shows people across the state are flouting COVID restrictions.
South Coast Police District Commander Superintendent Greg Moore said those who are seeking to breach health orders should "think again" as more police will be in the community enforcing restrictions.
"We know people have been tempted to come to the South Coast in breach of public health orders," he said.
"We're taking the opportunity to reinforce that police will be out and about checking people's licence details, checking people's addresses, and making sure we're doing our best to keep the community safe during this period.
"We're also looking at ramping up our mobile and stationary random breath testing.
"People can expect to see more police on the main highways, and also on back roads and checking restaurants."
344 new locally acquired cases were recorded in NSW on Wednesday, August 11 from the 24 hours from 8pm. Two deaths were recorded.
The warning from police comes after concerns have been expressed about Sydneysiders travelling to their holiday homes under a loophole.
Moving between places of residence is currently considered a reasonable excuse for travel, according to NSW Health.
Mr Moore said Crime Stoppers have been inundated with complaints from locals who are dobbing in those breaching public health orders.
"Crimestoppers receives thousands and thousands of calls weekly," he said.
"We certainly got really good networks of supporters in the community that will know if someone is doing the wrong thing.
"Don't even think about risking consequences to yourself, but more importantly, the safety of our community."
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"There's a punishment for $1,000 and also for continued offences," he said.
"The consequences are serious and individuals could find themselves in the back of a paddy wagon and entering into the court."
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