A heavy police presence will be in and around the Dubbo region to ensure the public are doing the right thing.
The Dubbo Local Government Area was placed into a seven day lockdown until August 19, with two confirmed COVID-19 cases and fears more could be in the area.
It includes Wellington, Wongarbon, Geurie, Brocklehurst, Stuart Town, Mumbil and Eumungerie.
Orana Mid-Western Police District Commander, Superintendent Daniel Sullivan said the "time for education had passed", and police would be taking an enforcement stance in relation to the Public Health Orders.
"The key to success through this is us working together," he said.
"The country and the regions are renown for rolling up their sleeves in difficult times and this certainly is one.
"We're asking people to cooperate with the Public Health Orders."
"Police will be there in numbers in terms of safety and security in the local area, and if we work together there wont be the need for infringement notices," he said.
Officers will be conducting high-visibility proactive patrols, particularly around shopping centres, testing sites, and vaccination clinics.
"Let me be clear our shops are open, but there's no need to panic buy," Supt Sullivan said.
"Police will be in and around our shopping precincts to ensure safety and security.
"This is about calm, caring and compassion, and we urge that message to all our community."
A local traffic commander has also been appointed to monitor drive through testing sites and congestion.
"Please be patient," Supt Sullivan said.
"It is difficult times, unfortunately due to volume there will be delays, but we're working with all partners through the emergency management committee to make sure that testing experience is as quick and safe as possible."
Supt Sullivan said local police were also working in partnership with the Traffic and Highway Patrol command in actively targeting people that might be trying to leave lockdown zones, or use back roads.
NSW Police Regional Field Operations, Deputy Commissioner Mick Willing said police had issued 166 infringements to people in regional NSW, in just 24 hours.
The Deputy Commissioner's advice to residents across regional NSW would be to check the NSW Health website to ensure they are aware of the restrictions and Public Health Orders, and if unwell get a COVID test.
Ultimately police urge anyone who is aware of individuals or businesses breaching the Public Health Orders to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
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