NSW Police issued two additional fines to the licensee of the Caledonian Hotel in Singleton on Tuesday evening

The licensee of the Caledonian Hotel in Singleton has been issued with two additional fines by NSW Police, only a day after being fined for similar breaches of public health orders.

After Hunter Valley police officers issued fines on Monday to two people at the hotel for breaching public health orders, officers again visited the premises at about 5pm on Tuesday, October 12.

Police then issued two further $1,000 penalty infringement notices (PINs) to the licensee for failing to comply with a noticed direction in relation to the state government's COVID-19 health orders.

OPPOSITION: The Caledonian Hotel in Singleton has been outspoken about its opposition to COVID vaccination mandates and lockdown restrictions. Photo: Mathew Perry

OPPOSITION: The Caledonian Hotel in Singleton has been outspoken about its opposition to COVID vaccination mandates and lockdown restrictions. Photo: Mathew Perry

On Monday officers attached to the Hunter Valley Police District, alongside specialist licensing police, attended the pub's premises on George Street in Singleton following reports the licensee was in breach of public health orders.

Police at the time issued two $1,000 penalty infringement notices to the 57-year-old licensee and a 54-year-old employee for not being vaccinated against COVID-19 while at a higher risk premises.

The licensee was also issued with a fine for not taking reasonable steps to ensure unvaccinated adults were not on the premises.

While pubs in Singleton have been able to open since stay-at-home orders were lifted in the region on Thursday, September 16, new restrictions denying entry to unvaccinated adults without an exemption came into effect from Monday, October 11.

FINES: NSW Police issued the licensee of the Caledonian Hotel two additional fines for breaching public health orders on Tuesday, October 12.

FINES: NSW Police issued the licensee of the Caledonian Hotel two additional fines for breaching public health orders on Tuesday, October 12.

The owners of the Caledonian Hotel have been vocal about their opposition to vaccination mandates and lockdown restrictions on the pub's Facebook page.

"The Cali-Hotel Singleton would like to say a big THANK YOU to the 100s of thousands of businesses business owners and their families for standing strong and tall in what can only be described as an evil and disgusting act being carried out upon our fellow citizens," representatives of the pub said in a statement posted to its Facebook page on October 7.

NSW Police said following the issuing of additional fines, officers had spoken to the licensee and reminded him of his obligations under the Public Health Act.

Police said inquiries into the matter are continuing.

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