A FIFO worker was charged with violating stringent new COVID-19 quarantine rules of WA.
The Geelong man, 49, allegedly defied the order to isolate himself “within his appropriate address” for a 14-day period after he arrived in the state on July 3.
Instead, he allegedly flew straight from Perth to a Pilbara mine site and began working without completing the mandatory quarantine time.
He is the second person to be charged for breaching quarantine in as many days.
It was revealed on Thursday that a Bunbury woman who had recently returned from Victoria attended a children’s party before finishing her 14-day period of isolation.
Police said the woman “socialised with a number of people, many of whom were elderly”.
Both the Geelong man as well as the Bunbury woman were charged with failing to follow a direction.
The maximum fine is $50,000 or a one-year gaol sentence for the crime.