A RIVERINA venue has copped a $5000 fine after being found in breach of the current COVID-19 restrictions.
Police visited the Leeton licensed premises for a business inspection about 11.30am on August 30, where they found the front bar was overcrowded and the layout of the room failed to provide enough distance between patrons.
A number of patrons were also seen standing and mingling between tables, breaching physical distancing.
Licensing officers from Murrumbidgee Police District commenced inquiries into the potential breaches, and as a result, the venue's 31-year-old female licensee was issued with a Penalty Infringement Notices for not comply with noticed direction re s 7/8/9 - COVID 19 - Corporation - $5,000.
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Licencing police will continue to enforce compliance checks at licensed premises and other venues across the Riverina to ensure the Public Health Orders are being adhered to.
Anyone who has information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of a COVID-19-related ministerial direction is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.