Young police urge residents to 'do the right thing'

Young sector police are urging residents across its communities to follow COVID-19 restrictions, health advice and social distancing rules, as virus numbers increase again in NSW.

On Tuesday morning, NSW Health reported 13 new cases of coronavirus had been disgnosed in 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, July 13.

Ten of new the cases are associated with the Crossroads Hotel outbreak, taking the total number of cases linked to the pub to 28.

Two of the new cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine, and one was a known close contact of an overseas traveller.

Acting Inspector of Young police Mick Madgwick reminded residents in Young, Harden, Boorowa and Grenfell that restrictions are still in place.

He urged people to correctly sign in at pubs and "do the right thing".

"If people aren't doing the right thing it can affect the entire community. Further restrictions can come back, we don't want that. Businesses might have to close again and sport could be shut down. We don't want any positives [COVID cases] in our communities," he said.

"Police will be out in our communities ensuring compliance throughout the week and on weekends."

With increasing concern about people attending pubs, Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed her government would be bringing in new restrictions for pubs and other licensed venues.

The government will reduce group bookings from 20 to 10 people, which Ms Berejiklian said would "reduce the likelihood that people will mingle".

From 12.01am on Friday, there will also be a cap of 300 on any major venues (currently one customer per four square metres is allowed), and COVID hygiene marshalls will also be employed to oversee the operation of venues.

Every pub in NSW must also download and register their COVID safety plan by Friday morning.

Additionally, the hotel industry will be mandating that every patrons details must be taken, and where possible this will be done electronically to help with contact tracing.

The changes will not apply to clubs, restaurants, or The Star Casino.

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