‘Put some clothes on’: Cops conducting door-to-door coronavirus checks complain homeowners are greeting them in the NUDE
- ACT residents in quarantine were opening their doors to police in the nude
- More than 400 checks were conducted over weekend on people and businesses
- Police said out of 367 checks on people quarantining, they were all successful
Police have urged people quarantining for COVID-19 to ‘put some clothes on’ after many residents greeted them in the nude during door-to-door checks.
More than 400 checks were conducted in the ACT on residents and businesses operating under current restrictions over the weekend.
Detective Superintendent Jason Kennedy thanked everyone for the ‘warm reception’ but reminded those isolating not to get too comfortable before opening the door.
ACT Police conducted hundreds of checks on people isolating over the weekend with many answering the door in the nude. Pictured nurses test patients for COVID-19 in pop up clinic in Canberra
Detective Superintendent Jason Kennedy (pictured) thanked everyone for the ‘warm reception’ but reminded those isolating not to get too comfortable before opening the door
‘Although some of them may need a reminder to put some clothes on before they open the door for a compliance check,’ he said.
‘We did get a few surprises on the weekend.
‘If you are self-isolating and need assistance, please stay where you are and reach out for help by contacting the COVID-19 hotline.’
All of the 367 compliance checks carried out on ACT residents quarantining in homes and hotels were successful.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 10,487
New South Wales: 3,517
Western Australia: 636
South Australia: 443
Australian Capital Territory: 113
Northern Territory: 31
TOTAL CASES: 10,487
CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 2,002
ACT Chief Police Officer Neil Gaughan said the state was yet to issue any infringements for people breaking the rules.
‘Last week, when I announced police would be taking a zero-tolerance stance to breaches of people in quarantine, I hoped we wouldn’t need to issue any fines,’ he said on Monday.
‘I’m happy to say that so far, Canberrans have done the right thing.’
The territory has recorded its fifth day without any new COVID-19 cases.
More than 1,100 people were tested within the past 24 hours after an outbreak from Victoria led to five active cases within the ACT.
Canberrans have been warned not to visit south-west Sydney hot spots of Liverpool or Campbelltown after an outbreak of cases in the areas.
Last week it was revealed a new cluster was forming at a Sydney pub after a 30-year-old woman and a man in his 50s were found to have contracted COVID-19 after visiting the Crossroads Hotel in Casula.
Cases associated with the hotel reached 30 on Tuesday night.
West Leagues Club at Leumeah and The Macarthur Tavern in Sydney’s south-west were also both informed on Tuesday that infected patrons had visited the venues.
All of the 367 compliance checks carried out on ACT residents in homes and hotels over the weekend were successful. Pictured ACT Police officer wears a mask for compliance checks in Canberra