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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.
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)
7-Eleven Lisarow (911 Pacific Highway, Lisarow)
Aldi, Wyong (146-148 Pacific Highway, Wyong)
o Monday 30 August, 8am to 8pm
Ampol Foodary, West Gosford (30A Central Coast Highway, West Gosford)
Big W, Tuggerah (Westfield Shopping Centre, Cobbs Rd, Tuggerah)
Newspower Tuggerah (Shop 2048/49, Westfield Shopping Centre, 50 Wyong Rd, Tuggerah)
Officeworks Tuggerah (9 Bryant Dr, Tuggerah)
TerryWhite Chemmart Bateau Bay Square (Shop 75, Bateau Bay Square, Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay)
Tuggerah Garden Centre (2 Old Tuggerah Rd Kangy Angy)
Two Birds Gallery Café, Toowoon Bay (104 Pacific St, Toowoon Bay)
Westfield Tuggerah, inside mall near Big W entry (Westfield Shopping Centre, Cobbs Rd, Tuggerah)
Westfield Tuggerah, inside mall from main entry near fountains to Optus shop (Westfield Shopping Centre, Cobbs Rd, Tuggerah)
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
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.
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.
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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