Newcastle police will be regularly patrolling the city to enforce social distancing rules amid coronavirus pandemic

Simon McCarthy
Updated April 1 2020 - 4:01pm, first published 3:45pm
Photos: Marina Neil

Newcastle police have yet to issue a fine over the latest social distancing rules to slow the spread of coronavirus, as three penalty infringements have been handed out elsehwhere around the state and local officers patrol the beaches to enforce tightening isolation regulations.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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