Two people have been arrested and handed court dates over refusal to wear masks at a Morpeth cafe.
Port Stephens-Hunter Police say on January 16, they received reports about the pair, and when they attended noticed them not adhering to the Public Health Order.
A 39-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were spoken to by police, which ended up with them both in handcuffs.
Police say a female officer was assaulted during the incident.
Both have been granted conditional bail and will appear before Maitland Local Court at a later date.