Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd has slammed a wedding party filmed in Western Sydney which appears to break several COVID-safe rules.
“It is beyond disappointing….it’s really unacceptable that people are not taking this incredibly seriously,” Kidd told Sunrise of the alleged health safety breach.
Video shared on social media shows a large group of revellers at the Lidcombe Renaissance events venue violating Sunday night ‘s social distancing guidelines.
Partygoers are seen gathering on a packed dance floor in close proximity and jumping over each other in the short film.
No participants were wearing face masks or coverings despite being unable to ensure social distance, directly against health advice from the New South Wales Government.
The management of the venue says it has a COVID-safe plan in place and kicked out several wedding guests when they refused to follow the rules.
Professor Kidd said those taking part in the event were putting lives at risk and could easily have caused a new outbreak of coronavirus.
“We can have people who have no symptoms or very mild symptoms who are still very infectious to other people,” he said.