Hundreds of fines have been issued and NSW Police have charged more than 20 people for breaking COVID-19 orders while a reality television contestant's visa is under review after she boasted about flouting hotel quarantine rules.
Police issued 240 penalty infringement notices in one day, 53 of which were $200 fines for failing to wear a fitted face covering.
Police also criminally charged 23 people for failing to comply with public health orders. These included two teenagers in Fairfield and two men who failed to wear a mask in Sydney's CBD and then resisted arrested, one at a fast food outlet and another at a supermarket.
Meanwhile, the visa status of far-right British commentator and reality television contestant Katie Hopkins is being reviewed after she posted a video, since deleted from Instagram, in which she boasted about scaring hotel workers while not wearing a mask.
Ms Hopkins, who was permanently banned from Twitter last year for breaching the "hateful conduct" policy, is in hotel quarantine in Sydney ahead of the Seven Network's reality television show Big Brother.
But Guardian Australia reported on Sunday afternoon that Seven had terminated Ms Hopkins' contract.
Police Deputy Commissioner Malcolm Lanyon said more than half (860) of the 1325 COVID-related jobs police attended in the previous day were sparked by community members who called Crime Stoppers.
"This highlights that police are responding to the widespread concerns being raised by the community about breaches of the health orders," Mr Lanyon said.
Police Minister David Elliott said he was disgusted by the "selfish behaviour of a small minority" who flouted public health orders.
"I know these restrictions are tough and certainly unprecedented in Australia, but we need to remember that this is a global pandemic," he said.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro's daughter was fined $1000 last week for breaching public health orders and driving from Queanbeyan, near the ACT border, to Sydney, and then to Canberra, before returning home.