A Port Macquarie business owner says it's important to be proactive and vigilant when it comes to implementing COVID-19 health restrictions.
"Everyone is doing it together and no one is being singled out," Rainforest Cafe owner Emily Scriven said.
"It's something we just all have to do.
"It's a team effort."
The Mid North Coast Police District is urging members of the community to not be complacent when it comes to following social distancing guidelines and adhering to the limits within public places and spaces.
The message comes after three Port Macquarie-Hastings venues were issued with COVID-19 Public Health Order fines over the weekend.
Staff at the Port Macquarie Rainforest Cafe maintain a high level of hygiene by ensuring tables and items are disinfected, keeping bookings to a maximum of 10 people and spacing out tables.
The cafe also keeps a record of customers' contact details to allow for better contact tracing, if an outbreak should occur.
Ms Scriven said there had been some instances where customers did not want to provide their details, due to concerns around privacy.
However, majority of people have been accepting of the rules and regulations.
Ms Scriven said there aren't any cases in the region at the moment and that's because majority of businesses are implementing the appropriate health regulations.
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Mid North Coast Police District Commander, Superintendent Shane Cribb, said while the local health district may not have any active cases, it can only take one to spread the virus throughout the community.
"We have new cases identified further north in Byron Bay and south in Port Stephens," he said.
"We are at a crucial time in maintaining any further spread of COVID-19.
"Not only do we need locals and visitors to follow the Public Health Orders, but we need licensees and business owners to step up and observe all relevant limits and social distancing protocols at their venues.
Mid North Coast police officers continue to conduct high-visibility patrols of popular locations within the region.
Supt Cribb said officers had been conducting regular compliance checks with businesses and people reported to be self-isolating since March.
"The fines issued (to businesses) over the past few days should serve as a reminder to everyone on the Mid North Coast community that this isn't over yet," he said.
"We are assisting NSW Health in ensuring the wider public are safe within their local communities.
"We need everyone to help us achieve our common goal."
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