A handful of students from a top university have been expelled from their accommodation after they hosted dorm room parties during lockdown.
The students have been removed from Campus East of the University of Wollongong (UOW) for breaching NSW Health orders by having two gatherings at a residence.
A spokesman from the institution said they could not detail the exact number of students involved for privacy reasons.
“The University understands that NSW Police also handed out a number of infringement notices in response to the same incidents,” they said.
NSW Police confirmed patrols had been conducted at the university to ensure students complied with the Public Health Order.
They said no fines had been handed out, however.
“While officers spoke with several people and reminded them of their obligations, no PINs have been issued,” a NSW Police spokeswoman said.
The university's director of student and accommodation services, Theresa Hoynes, said the students put the community at risk and that the institution was concerned about an outbreak occurring due to breaches.
“We take the breach of a public health order very, very seriously,” she told the ABC.
“There are consequences for the decisions that they take and they are adults, so these are their decisions that they are taking.
“They are making deliberate decisions to breach public health orders and we can't tolerate that.”
Ms Hoynes noted the Delta variant circulating in the state‘s recent outbreak had a 70 per cent transmission rate in households and warned police would be contacted if future breaches occurred.
“I think that everyone is worried about a potential outbreak in the Wollongong area.
“They put the broader community at risk, so I am disappointed.”Internet Explorer Channel Network