After facing a difficult year, for the first time in the history of 25 years, the world wouldn’t be able to watch the world’s most spectacular fireworks in the flesh. The New South Wales Police Force has just announced more fine and strict rules for new years’ eve celebration after lockdown weddings.
The police force have warned the new year’s revellers that this new year night would be so different than the past ones, they should prepare themselves to see large numbers of police forces out on new year’s eve night and police officers won’t hesitate to door knock people’s homes to check if they are abiding by health rules.
The New South Wales government has now twice fought off calls to cancel the fireworks entirely. The midnight fireworks though only a 7-minute display this year will be one of the only signs of the celebration of the milestone occasion.
The city is being split into two zones, the green zone and the yellow zone. Whereas the green zone close to the harbour for which passes are needed, and the yellow zone, which is the outer zone where people can enter, but should not gather.
Police Minister, David Elliot, told in a press conference that, “they don’t want to have to fine people, but will if it’s needed.” In his statement, he also cleared to the people of the city that,
“We will make sure that there are appropriate levels of police resources out, We will make sure the message is spread around the city to ensure that public safety is always forefront and we will make sure people that breach the laws are certainly fined for that.” “The message is… you might want to spend New Year’s Eve at home this year.”
People with tickets to bars and restaurants and clubs in Sydney are still allowed to go and enjoy the display, but need a pass from Service NSW.
New Year’s night being called out as busiest night for the Police force
NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mick Willing called out New Year’s night as the busiest night for the police force he further said that the police were ready for their busiest night of the year, made all the more challenging in a pandemic. Moreover, he informed that,
“You are going to see large numbers of uniformed police officers out and about, we’ll be checking licensed premises, we’ll be door knocking when necessary, we’ll be out and patrolling public areas to ensure people abide by the current health orders, we will have the flexibility to move the resources around in different areas across the metropolitan area to deal with anything that arises.”
The Assistant Commissioner of NSW Police, Mr Mick Willing pleaded the sydneysiders to understand the health order and take precautionary measurements to help this disease not spread during new year’s night and play their part in making it a safe night.
“I have to re-enforce and re-emphasise, we are asking people to take some individual responsibility here as well. Understand the health orders as they apply to you and restrict your movements around Sydney. You do not want to be responsible for spreading this disease.”
Moreover, Willing requested to the people in a conference,
“Please, the last thing we want is to welcome in 2021 with a super-spreading event. We are all hoping the coming year will be easier than 2020 and let’s start off the year on a positive foot, by respecting the restrictions that are in place, but also demonstrating common sense because good Government policy and restrictions don’t cover every situation and every single venue and every single circumstance.”