These are hard times and we are all making sacrifices in one way or another.
Those whose job it is to protect and look after us also have to make many sacrifices.
Difficult times make doing difficult jobs such as emergency work, health care or policing even more difficult.
Police have the unenviable task of enforcing the new rules and laws which have been put in place to protect us, to keep us safe.
Protecting borders or ensuring people are maintaining isolation as required.
Almost certainly they would love to be doing their normal duties, but for now their duty of public protection is centered around a virus pandemic.
Many of the things we are being asked to do now are not only there for our protection but the protection of others.
Sadly there are those who take the sacrifices of others for granted.
Take for example Eve Black, the conspiracy theorist, who breached a police COVID-19 road block in Victoria and filmed herself laughing about it.
Her actions have been rightly condemned.
"What she did was incredibly selfish and by posting it on social media she was encouraging others to do the same," Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville said.
In NSW our police have a tough job ahead in enforcing the laws that have been presented to them to administer.
NSW Police may issue a penalty notice of $1000 to someone who is not complying with the self-isolation order or the quarantine order.
For individuals, the maximum court penalty is $11,000, or imprisonment for six months, or both with a further $5500 for each day the offence continues.
Let's not make their job any harder than it is already.
In these times we need now to be more mindful, respectful and thoughtful of each other than ever before.
No matter the frustrations of the challenges, let's give our fellow humans a break.
Remember, we are all making sacrifices in one way or another.
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