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PUBLIC HEALTH ACT 2010 - SECT 71A

Arrest of persons who contravene public health order relating to COVID-19 pandemic

71A Arrest of persons who contravene public health order relating to COVID-19 pandemic

(1) A police officer may arrest a person if the police officer suspects on reasonable grounds that the person is contravening a public health order relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2) On being arrested, the person may be returned to--
(a) the person's home or usual place of residence, or
(b) the place specified in the public health order that the person has been ordered to reside, or
(c) if the person is a public health detainee, the person's place of detention.
(3) Nothing in this section affects the operation of section 71, 72 or 73.



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