Triple M radio host Lawrence Mooney has been fined $1000 for breaching the Covid lockdown

‘Very embarrassed’: Triple M radio presenter Lawrence Mooney has been fined $1000 for Covid injury after holidaying in Byron Bay – but claims he wasn’t aware lockdown orders applied to him

Lawrence Mooney has apologized after being fined 00 for breaching NSW’s Covid-19 restrictions.

The Triple M radio show Moonman In The Morning star conceded the fine after spending two weeks on holiday in Byron Bay.

Accordingly The Daily TelegraphOfficers with the Southern Highlands Police District spoke to the comedian on Friday and found he had traveled to Byron Bay on July 2.

Fine: Lawrence Mooney (pictured) has apologized after being slapped with a $1000 fine for breaching NSW’s Covid-19 restrictions

A police statement provided to the newspaper read: “The man was issued a $1,000 Penalty Violation Notice (PIN) for violating a stay-at-home order.

Lawrence said in an apology Thursday he was unaware the restrictions applied to him.

The radio star lives in the South Highlands and works in Sydney’s CBD and claims he was unaware this was preventing him from traveling to Byron Bay.

Holiday: Officials with the Southern Highlands Police District spoke to the comedian on Friday and noted he had traveled to Byron Bay on July 2.  A police statement read:

Holiday: Officials with the Southern Highlands Police District spoke to the comedian on Friday and noted he had traveled to Byron Bay on July 2. A police statement read: “The man has been issued a $1,000 penalty warrant (PIN) for violating a stay-at-home order.”

“I live in a green zone (the South Highlands) and am allowed to travel to Sydney to work as an essential service worker,” he told the newspaper.

“I traveled directly between home and work. I mistakenly believed that because my house is in a green zone and Byron Bay is in a green zone, I could travel there. I also had a Covid test before I left.’

On Thursday, Lawrence said he was “very embarrassed” about his “misunderstanding and stuff.”

Vacation: During his escape to Bryon Bay, the radio host shared several pictures on social media documenting his relaxed escape.  His activities included a bit of horseback riding

Vacation: During his escape to Bryon Bay, the radio host shared several pictures on social media documenting his relaxed escape. His activities included a bit of horseback riding

“I feel like an absolute goose for not realizing that I wasn’t allowed to travel to Byron Bay during my break,” he added.

According to Heath NSW, because Lawrence is working in Sydney, he is not allowed to travel and is under stay-at-home orders.

“If you live, normally work there or normally attend university or other tertiary education in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour governorates, you must stay at home – unless you have an adequate one Apologies for leaving or you have not been in the greater Sydney area in the last 14 days,” the advice read.

Out and about: He enjoyed hanging out with fellow comedian Jimeoin at the Hotel Brunswick

Out and about: He enjoyed hanging out with fellow comedian Jimeoin at the Hotel Brunswick

During his escape to Bryon Bay, the radio host shared several images to social media documenting his relaxed escape.

His activities included a bit of horseback riding as well as meeting fellow comedian Jimeoin at the Hotel Brunswick.

He also shared a photo of him snuggled up in bed, probably in a hotel or rental property.

Mistake:

Mistake: “I live in a green zone (the South Highlands) and am allowed to travel to Sydney to work as an essential service worker,” he said. “I traveled directly between home and work. I mistakenly believed that because my house is in a green zone and Byron Bay is in a green zone, I could travel there.’ Pictured on vacation

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