Illawarra Newsroom

Defence Force assisting with COVID compliance checks across Wollongong and Shellharbour

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ADF personnel have joined the NSW Police Force in the Illawarra as part of an expansion to COVID-19 welfare and compliance checks across NSW.

Police officers are being assisted by ADF personnel as they conduct daily welfare checks and support the wellbeing of those self-isolating.

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ADF personnel have been deployed to assist Wollongong and Lake Illawarra Police Districts over the coming weeks.

Southern Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar has welcomed the arrival of troops in the Illawarra.

"The troops are here to support the community alongside police," he said.

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"Locals can expect to see them checking on the welfare of our most vulnerable people," the Assistant Commissioner said.

"Our officers and ADF personnel will be making daily visits and checking in on those who are self-isolating and making sure they're okay during lockdown," he said.

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"I ask everyone across our region to continue complying with the Public Health Orders and do everything you can to help us prevent further spread of the Delta variant," Assistant Commissioner Cassar said.

Images: NSW Police Force