Residents are urged to be mindful of the difficulties some businesses will face as they adjust to the new public health orders in effect.
Riverina Police District's acting Superintendent Winston Woodward said while everyone is talking about "freedom day", it should not be considered a free pass.
"We have to still remember we are all still subject to the public health orders, and I think we should walk before we can run," he said.
"I would like the communities to think about that before we go out [or] go too hard and find ourselves in a situation that may be worse than what the current situation is now.
"Please remember we are still subject to the public health orders and take it easy and ease into it."
Superintendent Woodward encouraged the community to be mindful of the challenges some businesses face in ensuring customers are vaccinated.
IN OTHER NEWS:
He acknowledged small businesses might find it hard to have someone at the door, but appropriate steps could still be taken and signage implemented.
"But if you are a larger business ... you might have the personnel available to you to devote someone to do the check-in," Superintendent Woodward said.
"If somebody does not want to sign in, ask them to but don't get into a violent confrontation.
"Just call us, we will come straight down, and we will have a word with the person, and if there are breaches of the public health order, we will take action."
Police expect to see numbers at licensed premises increase as the weather warms up, and Superintendent Woodward said they would be targeting anti-social behaviour.
"The opening up is not a green light to go out, get drunk, commit offences," he said. "We have to have some common sense about it."
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: