THIRTY-NINE breaches of public health orders have been made in Leeton shire this month according to police.
It comes as residents continue to live under lockdown rules this week, as well as new regulations that came into play on Monday regarding mask-wearing outdoors.
All up this year, police have recorded 46 breaches of these orders and restrictions.
Inspector Justin Cornes said the majority of these breaches were predominately for not complying with mask-wearing rules and not following stay-at-home orders.
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"We will continue to do compliance checks, obviously looking at QR codes, mask-wearing where necessary and checking on community members' reason for travel," he said.
Inspector Cornes also moved to assure the community if a COVID cases was to be recorded in the shire, plans were in place for increased testing and protecting the community.
"Everyone just needs to work together and obey by the health orders," he said.
"Should there be a case in Leeton, we are prepared.
"It's something we have planned for. Obviously how we would administer more tests, the vaccine, all of those things are something we have discussed at our Local Emergency Management Committee meetings."
This group is made up of representatives from local emergency services, health authorities, Leeton Shire Council and others.
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