Police are warning spectators at this weekend's Bathurst 1000 they will be enforcing COVID-safe regulations as well as road rules at the annual car racing event.
The Mount Panorama race - starting at 11am on Sunday - normally attracts more than 200,000 people but will be capped at 4000 spectators to ensure compliance with COVID-19 restrictions.
Everyone will be required to comply with this year's COVID-Safe plan, which includes ticketed seating and physical distancing and bans on spectator camping.
Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie said police would be out in force and would not only focus on road safety and crowd behaviour. They'd be enforcing NSW public health orders and COVID-safe plans, such as business inspections and licensing arrangements.
"We're working closely with NSW Health to ensure this year's Bathurst 1000 is a safe event for everyone attending," Mr McKechnie said on Thursday.
"This year's event is considerably different to what it has been in previous years, and while we encourage racegoers to enjoy the weekend, we also urge them to be responsible for their own actions and comply with orders in place for the community's safety."
To ensure racegoers and other drivers make it to and from their destinations safely, additional Traffic and Highway Patrol officers would be working.
Australian Associated Press