A Tasmania Police operation as part of the South's snap lockdown has resulted in a fine for a man who hosted a gathering which contravened a Public Health order, while another man will appear before the courts for allegedly refusing to wear a mask.
Police turned around 90 vehicles at checkpoints as drivers attempted to leave the lockdown area, a further three people were cautioned for not wearing a mask, and two were cautioned for leaving their residence without a permitted reason.
A total of 1135 vehicles were checked on main arterial roads in the state's South since 6pm on Friday when the lockdown began, and 376 compliance checks have been carried out.
A 56-year-old Kingston man who allegedly refused to wear a mask was arrested and charged with failing to comply with a Public Health direction and using abusive language towards police.
A 46-year-old Hobart man was fined $778 for hosting a gathering in contravention of the Public Health order.
Four checkpoints have been set up on major roads surrounding the council areas in lockdown.
Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Higgins said police would continue to actively monitor compliance.
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"To those people who are considering flouting the rules - we will be using significant police resources to patrol Southern Tasmania to make sure people are adhering to the restrictions," he said.
"Police will be taking a strong approach in dealing with those in the minority who continue to flout the rules and put other Tasmanians at risk."
The lockdown has applied to all council areas south of, and including, Central Highlands and Glamorgan Spring Bay and covers metropolitan Hobart and surrounds.
Masks must be worn outdoors for those aged 12 and over, and people are not allowed to travel more than five kilometres from their home except for permitted reasons, including health appointments.
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