Thirty-seven South Australian businesses have been found breaching their COVID marshal obligations.

Police have conducted 638 compliance checks between Friday and Sunday.

No business has been fined, with Police choosing to educate the businesses about their obligations.

However, businesses could be fined $5000 if they repeat the failure.

Common breaches over the first three-day period included:
– Not having any staff complete the marshal course.
– Marshals being unable to control patrons or not being in a position to monitor them.
– Businesses not being aware of their marshal obligations.
– Not having easily-identifiable marshals.
– Businesses letting a marshal finish work before another marshal was present.

One person was seen wearing a toy marshal badge and was told by Police that that is not a suitable way of identifying themselves as a marshal.

Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has urged more businesses to undertake the marshal course, saying “everyone needs to play their part in tackling this deadly disease.”

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