Australian Defence Force personnel have arrived in the Illawarra, joining local police for door-to-door COVID-19 welfare and compliance checks.
The move is part of an expansion of the checks statewide.
Police officers will be assisted by ADF personnel as they carry out daily welfare checks and support the wellbeing of people who are self-isolating.
ADF personnel have been deployed to assist Wollongong and Lake Illawarra Police Districts over several weeks.
Southern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar has welcomed the arrival of troops in the Illawarra.
"The troops are here to support the community alongside police. Locals can expect to see them checking on the welfare of our most vulnerable people.
"Our officers and ADF personnel will be making daily visits and checking in on those who are self-isolating and making sure they're okay during lockdown," Assistant Commissioner Cassar said.
"I ask everyone across our region to continue complying with the Public Health Orders and do everything you can to help us prevent further spread of the Delta variant."
Police are calling on anyone who has information regarding people or businesses contravening COVID-19-related public health orders to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.