Roma police have handed out their second COVID-19 related fine to a 19-year-old teenager who allegedly breached her self-isolation order.
Roma police have handed out their second COVID-19 related fine to a 19-year-old teenager who allegedly breached her self-isolation order.

Roma teenager fined $1300 for breaching self-isolation

A TEENAGER who was warned repeatedly by Roma police to not disobey her self-isolation order has been slapped with a $1334 fine.

The 19-year-old female was issued Roma police’s second COVID-19 related fine after she allegedly breached her self-isolation order.

Police attended the female’s home on a number of occasions yesterday afternoon, May 3, repeatedly warning her that disobeying self-isolation orders would not be tolerated and that a fine would be imposed if she continued.

Police then attended the home at 5pm following reports of four other people also allegedly inside the home.

Subsequently, the teenager was issued a $1334 infringement notice for allegedly failing to comply with the COVID-19 Public Health Direction/ Chief Health Officers advice.

Notably, the female has a non-confirmed case of COVID-19.

Queensland Health advise the public that self-quarantine means staying in your home, hotel room or provided accommodation, and not leaving for the period you are required to quarantine.

Only people who usually live in the household should be in the home.

Do not allow visitors into the home.

Roma police will continue to monitor compliance with these directions to ensure the safety of our community.

Police want to remind the community that overall they’re doing a good job in complying with the restrictions.

However, they will continue to issue infringement notices for people who blatantly disregard social distancing rules.