Can the cops really fine you for being out and about? Yes and no

Kate McIlwain
Updated April 15 2020 - 9:05pm, first published 4:00pm
Picture: Wollongong City SES
Picture: Wollongong City SES

Almost a month after the NSW Government made it criminal to leave your house without a good reason in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, confusion remains over exactly what you can be fined for under the NSW Public Health order.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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