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Twenty-two more residents

tested positive for Covid

6 September 2021

 

Central Coast Local Health District confirms that twenty-two local residents have tested positive to COVID-19 from 8pm Thursday night up until to 8pm Saturday night.

 

Five of the cases are linked to previously notified cases. The source of infection for the other four cases is under investigation. Thirteen cases were in the community while infectious.

 

One case is linked to a worksite cluster in Sydney. The source of infection for the other five cases is under investigation.

 

There have now been 100 local cases of COVID-19 in the Central Coast Local Health District since the start of the current outbreak.

 

Exposure sites

 

Central Coast locations have been identified as exposure sites.

 

Anyone who attended these venues on the dates and times listed is a casual contact. Casual contacts must immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result, even if they have had a test in recent days:

 

31 Fish, Terrigal (Shop 6, 42 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal)

 

  • Tuesday 24 August, 12.15pm to 12.35pm

 

7-Eleven Lisarow (911 Pacific Highway, Lisarow)

 

  • Sunday 29 August, 7.55am to 8.20am

 

Aldi, Wyong (146-148 Pacific Highway, Wyong)

o Monday 30 August, 8am to 8pm

 

Ampol Foodary, West Gosford (30A Central Coast Highway, West Gosford)

 

  • Friday 27 August, 5.35pm to 5.45pm

 

Big W, Tuggerah (Westfield Shopping Centre, Cobbs Rd, Tuggerah)

 

  • Thursday 26 August, 11.35am to 11.50 am
  • Friday 27 August, 1.35pm to 1.55pm

 

Newspower Tuggerah (Shop 2048/49, Westfield Shopping Centre, 50 Wyong Rd, Tuggerah)

 

  • Thursday 26 August, 11.50am to 12.05pm

 

Officeworks Tuggerah (9 Bryant Dr, Tuggerah)

 

  • Tuesday 24 August, 9.30am to 9.45am
  • Tuesday 31 August, 11.45am to 12pm

 

TerryWhite Chemmart Bateau Bay Square (Shop 75, Bateau Bay Square, Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay)

 

  • Tuesday 31 August, 11.15am to 11.50am
  • Tuesday 31 August, 2pm to 2.30pm

 

Tuggerah Garden Centre (2 Old Tuggerah Rd Kangy Angy)

 

  • Monday 30 August, 7am to 4pm
  • Tuesday 31 August, 7am to 4pm

 

Two Birds Gallery Café, Toowoon Bay (104 Pacific St, Toowoon Bay)

 

  • Sunday 29 August, 8.15am to 8.30am
  • Monday 30 August, 9.45am to 10am

 

Westfield Tuggerah, inside mall near Big W entry (Westfield Shopping Centre, Cobbs Rd, Tuggerah)

 

  • Friday 27 August, 1.55pm to 2.45pm

 

Westfield Tuggerah, inside mall from main entry near fountains to Optus shop (Westfield Shopping Centre, Cobbs Rd, Tuggerah)

 

  • Monday 30 August, 8.45am to 9.05am

 

Anyone who attended the following location at the time listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there, regardless of the result:

 

Wyong Hospital Emergency Department waiting room

 

  • Thursday 2 September 8.45pm to 11.59pm.

 

All necessary risk assessments and protocols for a health care facility exposure were carried out including deep cleaning of the area.

 

A small number of staff who were exposed have been tested and are isolating in line with exposure protocols.

 

The community is advised that the exposure is confined to the waiting room area, not the wider Emergency Department or hospital.

 

Anyone who was in the waiting room area outside the times listed above or was in other parts of the Emergency Department at those times does not need to test or isolate but should remain vigilant for symptoms and get tested if any appear, no matter how mild.

 

*Please note: If the day and time you visited is marked with an asterisk (*), it falls within the last four days. This means you must also get another test five days after you visited, wear a mask around others, limit your movements until you get another negative result, and get tested again if you develop any symptoms.

 

To see a full list of all exposure sites in NSW visit NSW Health case locations web page.

 

Reminder to stay vigilant

 

Community vigilance is required in the following suburbs, where there is mounting evidence of community transmission:

 

Charmhaven area including Blue Haven, Charmhaven, Doyalson, Gorokan, Hamlyn Terrace, Kanwal, Lake Haven, San Remo, Wadalba, Warnervale, Wyong.

 

Bateau Bay area including Blue Bay, Bateau Bay, Killarney Vale, Long Jetty, Shelly Beach, The Entrance, The Entrance North, Toowoon Bay.

 

Toukley area including Budgewoi, Buff Point, Canton Beach, Halekulani, Magenta, Norah Head, Noraville, Toukley, Tuggerawong, Wyongah, Kanwal, Gorokan, Lake Haven.

 

Residents in all of these suburbs are advised to stay on alert for symptoms, get tested immediately, and isolate even if the mildest of symptoms appear.

 

Symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of taste or smell.

 

Testing clinics

 

High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and preventing further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

 

There are more than 475 COVID-19 testing clinics across NSW. To find one near you, visit COVID-19 Testing Centres Central Coast or contact your GP.

 

Vaccination

 

Central Coast Local Health District urges those eligible in the community to continue to come forward for vaccination. Please check eligibility and book on www.health.gov.au/

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