Compliance checks on both people self-isolating for COVID-19 and checks on licenced premises will be ongoing in the South Coast Police District.
Officer in charge of the Nowra Police Station, Inspector Ray Stynes said the checks were happening and would continue to be undertaken throughout the South Coast District.
"These checks are important and will be ongoing," Insp Stynes said.
"Police will continue to act on information and undertake compliance checks of people required to self-isolate.
"Anyone with information about people not doing the right thing should report incidents to police or Crime Stoppers [1800 333 00]."
Earlier this week six Illawarra licensed venues were fined for breaching COVID-19 restrictions.
The high-visibility operation by Wollongong and Lake Illawarra police ensured venues including pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes, were following the new restrictions.
Something Insp Stynes said will continue in the South Coast district,
"Checks of venues and licensed premises in our region will continue," he said.
"We are working hard with licensed premises, our partners and venues to ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to the Public Health Orders.
"Everything we do as police is in the best interest of the community. We are coming down hard on those who refuse to follow the rules like everyone else.
"Police will be actively out there in the community ensuring compliance with the Public Health Orders.
"All licensed venues, restaurants and cafes need to be able to abide by the one per four square metre rule. Venues also need to ensure compliance with their individual COVID compliance plans.
"We need to work together as a community to observe these rules and make the best of the situation at hand.
"For us to move through this phase of the pandemic the community needs to work with us not against us.
"Luxuries like going to the pub to enjoy a drink is just that, a luxury, and if people don't do the right thing unfortunately that luxury might be taken away.
"We want everyone to have a safe and fun time but not at the expense of the health of our community."
The maximum penalty for contravening a Public Health Order is a fine up to $11,000 and or six months imprisonment. The standard on the spot penalty in the way of a fine or infringement notice is $1000 for individuals and $5000 for businesses.