Police investigating whether ‘Wear it Purple’ event breached rules

Police are investigating whether a staff event held at a precinct in one of Sydney's high-risk areas breached any coronavirus restrictions.

Last Friday was Wear it Purple Day, an annual youth LGBTQI+ awareness day. The Mount Druitt Police Area Command held an event at its offices to celebrate.

However, in photos posted to Facebook, a large group of staff are pictured together and in another image, an employee is not wearing a mask.

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NSW Police are investigating whether a 'Wear it Purple' event at Mount Druitt station breached the Public Health Orders.

The photos have since been deleted.

Mount Druitt is located inside one of Sydney's key LGAs of concern, subject to even harsher restrictions than the rest of the city.

Essential work, including policing, is allowed to be carried out.

"The NSW Police Force is aware of the images and an internal review is underway to determine if any there are any breaches of Public Health Orders," a statement from NSW Police said.

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