NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says he was shocked to see footage of individuals singing and dancing at a Hillsong youth camp, after a video of attendees partying with out masks sparked public outrage.
He says the organisation ought to be fined whether it is discovered to be in breach of COVID-19 restrictions, which ban singing and dancing at music festivals, hospitality venues, nightclubs, leisure services and main recreation services. The order doesn’t apply to non secular providers.
“I was completely shocked last night to see that … and I echo the frustration and anger that people right across the state has felt,” Mr Perrottet stated throughout at this time’s COVID-19 replace.
“Now, we made those rules and even if technically, it was within the rules, it certainly wasn’t in the spirit of the rules.
“Now, I understand that Hillsong are ensuring that that doesn’t occur again. But I was incredibly disappointed. These rules aren’t there for the sake of it.
“These rules are in place to keep people safe and for the 99.95 per cent of people who are doing the right thing, I think everyone would feel completely frustrated and shocked by what they saw last night.”