Police handed out more than a dozen fines to a group of airline crew after they reportedly fled their quarantine hotels and visited a variety of businesses.
A group of 13 people had arrived on a flight from South America on the 5th of December, where they had been led to self-isolate for two weeks.
It has now been confirmed that a number of them have left their homes in Mascot and visited local businesses.
The NSW Premier unveiled specifics of the violation this morning before the police announced that a fine of $1000 had been placed on 13 members for failing to comply with the ‘Air Transportation Quarantine’ order.
“Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) were issued to 13 airline crew after they allegedly failed to comply with self-isolation ministerial directions,” a statement from NSW Police reads.
“Police received information a crew member who had arrived in Sydney on a flight from South America on Saturday 5 December 2020 had left his accommodation at Mascot in breach of the Public Health (COVID-19 Air Transportation Quarantine) Order 2020.
“As part of inquiries, officers from South Sydney Police Area Command attended the hotel about 9.30pm that day, before speaking with management and air crew members.