A pub licensee will face court after failing to complete a COVID-19 safety plan twice because his “printer wasn’t working”.
NSW police visited the pub on the Bruxner Highway, west of Casino, to conduct a COVID-19 compliance check on August 7 where a 65-year-old man informed them he had planned to complete one the day before but due to his printer not working, he was unable to.
The pub was slapped with a $5,000 fine for failing to comply and was given advice as to how to comply with the current health restrictions.
Police paid the licensed venue another visit on August 11 to ensure the correct practices had been put in place, however, when they arrived, the licensee was still unable to produce a COVID-19 Safety Plan.
On Wednesday the licensee was issued with a Court Attendance Notice for failing to comply with direction.
He is due to appear at Casino Local Court on October 8.
Pubs in NSW are required to download a COVID-19 Safety plan, including for each food and drink area, register as a COVID Safe business and display relevant posters to “make your customers feel confident”.
21st Birthday busted
In a separate incident, the licensee of a hotel at Tuncurry was fined $1,000 following investigations into breaches of the COVID-19 Public Health Orders over the weekend.
On Saturday, officers were conducting proactive patrols when they attended the premises on Manning Street and identified a number of potential breaches.
A 21st birthday gathering was underway, which inquiries revealed had been booked for 10 people, however, numerous others were in attendance.
Investigations remain underway into the planned birthday party.
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