Northern Territory Police cracked down on social gatherings over the Easter long weekend, with three Tennant Creek residents fined $1099 each for holding parties.
Police followed through on pre-Easter warnings that they would be strict with health and safety directions by fining the hosts of three parties.
The Northern Territory is entering its eighth day without a new coronavirus case, but authorities have made no signal that this will mean any reduction in prevention measures.
On Saturday, April 11, a 46-year-old female at Tennant Creek hosted a social gathering with more than 10 people.
A 63-year-old male at Tennant Creek also held a get together at his home with 19 people.
A 38-year-old female held an event with 30 people in her yard and house. The female had previously been warned not to have people at the location.
All three were issued with an infringement penalty of $1099 and referred to Environmental Health Officers to conduct a further risk assessment to determine if contact tracing is required.
A police spokesperson said police, public and environmental health officers and Australian Defence Force staff were continuing quarantine compliance checks to ensure people were completing their 14 day quarantine periods.
"Physical distance monitoring and enforcing the public gathering limit of 10 persons also continues," the spokesperson said.
"Territorians are strongly advised to observe the two person limit where possible.
"The key message to all Territorians is to 'stay home, if you can'.
"The public can be assured that fines will be issued to anyone not respecting the community and doing the right thing."
So far 4102 compliance checks had been completed across the Northern Territory, with 21 fines issued.
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