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Warning for Shoalhaven and Highlands party-goers

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Coast and highlands residents are being warned that as party season draws closer new Public Health Orders are now in play.

They came into effect on Monday and mean all people attending private gatherings risk a thousand dollar fine if numbers are exceeded.

Under previous rules only the organiser of the event was liable, but from midnight last night every person will be held individually responsible if the gathering exceeds the 20 person limit.

Police say the new rule is not out to stop celebrations, but to ensure an increase in gatherings doesn't mean an increase in coronavirus cases.

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