Business Crackdown in Albury

This story is taken from an article in the Herald Sun which was first published on 10/07/20. Click here to read the full article.


Meanwhile, a flying squad of government inspectors will launch a concerted crackdown on businesses in the border town of Albury to ensure they comply with COVID-19 guidelines as the state starts a nailbiting three-week wait to see how severely the virus spreads north from Victoria.

Customer Services Minister Victor Dominello said businesses must consider themselves part of the frontline in stopping the spread.

NSW Health on Thursday confirmed three people in Albury had tested positive to the virus.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal the government will specifically deploy inspectors from around the state to Albury, amid nervousness over 152,000 border crossing applications lodged by last night.

The inspectors will check the 4600 local businesses are operating safely with social distancing and health measures, with the border zone considered a new battlefront.

Mr Dominello said businesses were struggling, but added they had a critical role in stopping the virus spread.

“We know businesses have been doing it tough, but they must play their part for themselves, their customers and their communities,” Mr Dominello said.

“In the battle against COVID-19 they are the second line of defence behind our health workers and first responders whose work has been incredible.”