A 38-year-old woman who was smoking on a platform at Campbelltown train station was one of 12 people issued Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for not wearing a mask in the last 24 hour period across Greater Sydney.
The woman was spotted smoking around 6.30pm yesterday and was advised by officers that it was an offence to smoke in the area – and also an offence not to wear a face mask.
After checks revealed the woman did not have a valid Opal card, she was issued a $200 PIN and two further infringements for smoking and fare evasion.
A few hours earlier, at 3.25pm, officers from Police Transport Command (PTC) approached a 54-year-old man, who was not wearing a face mask, at Glenfield train station.
The man told officers that a mask won’t work because he has a beard. He was subsequently issued a $200 PIN.
In a separate incident, PTC officers approached a 44-year-old man as he alighted from a train at Glenfield Train Station about 5.30pm, after noticing he was not wearing a face mask.
The man told officers he didn’t have a mask despite knowing he needed to wear one.
He was subsequently issued a $200 PIN.
Just after 9.30pm, officers from PTC approached an 18-year-old woman who was not wearing a face mask on the concourse at Glenfield train station.
The woman ignored police and continued to walk away but had to stop to wait on the platform.
She told officers that she didn’t have a mask and just wanted to catch the train. Police subsequently issued her with a $200 PIN.
Police also issued more than 50 warnings across Greater Sydney to people not wearing masks yesterday.
Police continue to appeal to the community to report suspected breaches of any ministerial direction or behaviour which may impact on the health and safety of the community.
Anyone with information regarding individuals or businesses in contravention of Covid-19-related ministerial directions is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au