Queensland police are continuing to advise drivers that they can expect to see “RBT-type” roadside stops where officers will challenge drivers as to why they are not home. They are also conducting licence checks while drivers are pulled over.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said this was the highest level of enforcement seen since the pandemic began.
“People [are] failing to carry masks and refusing to put them on when they’re given the opportunity to do, people being out and about in the lockdown when they don’t have an exempt purpose to do so.”
One person was fined $1378 after hosting a gathering with three people at a Gold Coast unit. Police were making inquiries with the attendees.
Gold Coast acting chief Superintendent Rhys Wildman warned police would patrol waterways and conduct enforcement action against boaties.
“Previously, people were allowed to go boating, they’re allowed to do fishing, etc, in their own recreational vessel,” he said.
“Once again, this is different variant of this particular virus, this is the delta strain, and as a result, recreational boating is absolutely specifically nominated by the Chief Health Officer as not acceptable.”
Logan has seen a number of police roadside checks with most drivers in compliance. Overall police are happy with residents doing the right thing and not leaving their homes for incorrect reasons.