Police order closure of Caledonian Hotel Singleton for alleged breaches of COVID-19 public health orders

The Caledonian Hotel in Singleton
The Caledonian Hotel in Singleton

Police have ordered the closure of the Caledonian Hotel in Singleton due to alleged repeated breaches of the public health orders.

Hunter Valley Police on Saturday served the George Street pub with an order to close until midnight on Tuesday, October 19.

NSW Police CommissionerMick Fuller said the closure order followed a number of previous interactions with the licensee - a 57-year-old man - due to "repeated and continued breaches of the Public Health Order by allegedly allowing, and not taking steps to prevent, unvaccinated people being at the premises".

The pub operator has been outspoken on social media against vaccination requirements and vowed to continue operating after being visited by police, saying in a post on Tuesday: "We are still here cracking along FOR ALL now and always".

Police attended the venue numerous times in the past week and issued the licensee three Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) and staff members three PINs for breaching the public health orders.

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