YOUNG MAN FINED $10,000 FOR BREACHING ISOLATION IN NEWCASTLE

A person who caught COVID-19 at a boat party on Sydney Harbour, allegedly ignored health advice to self-isolate and went to a Newcastle club, which is now linked to hundreds of cases.

A young man, who attended a boat party in Sydney, has been fined $10,000 after allegedly breaching self-isolation orders in Newcastle.

Police say the 20-year-old had been directed to self-isolate at a home in Newcastle from Wednesday 8 December, as he was a close contact of a positive case from Sydney Harbour’s boat party covid-cluster.

It’s believed he then went to The Argyle House nightclub later on Wednesday evening, and also visited a home in Adamstown on Saturday.

He has since returned a positive COVID-19 test and is right now self-isolating.

Following an investigation, the man was slapped with two Penalty Infringement Notices, totalling $10,000.

The Argyle House nightclub outbreak has since been linked to hundreds of cases.

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Madison Scott is a reporter and producer with NBN News who has a passion for people and sharing the stories that matter most. She started her career in TV, after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at Queensland University of Technology. After producing for Nine News in Brisbane, Madison reported for Nine in Toowoomba, before she made the move down to Newcastle's NBN.