Over the last few weeks of Sydney’s Covid lockdowns there have been increasing numbers of people slugged with fines. The latest batch to gain infamy are a group of ATV and dirt bike riders from Bankstown. Flagged down in the Newnes area just outside Lithgow, the group had travelled 150kms through multiple locked down local government areas to reach the bush. We understand the group would have headed home with $17,000 worth of on-the-spot fines.
Other popular places such as the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves have also attracted visitors from the city. While it’s not surprising seeing people attempting a bush escape from the lock downs, the visitors to pose great risk to rural communities.
While the government admits open air areas pose little transmission threat the concerns rise from the stops along the way. Fuel stops, bakery coffees and a fast food stop on the way home are all easy ways to spread the virus and the associated lock-downs.
While we’re stinging for a bush trip ourselves we’re taking the opportunity to catch up on the odd jobs to get our rigs track ready again. After all, $17,000 buys a lot of modifications! We’ve left a link below with the current Covid restrictions to ensure you won’t get fined yourself.