No new cases of COVID-19 on the Coast (touch wood)

The Central Coast Local Health District has quashed rumours of a COVID resurgence on the Coast.

Rumours that at least three new active cases of the virus had emerged within the region had been gaining traction over the past week, prompting District CEO, Dr Andrew Montague and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, to address the matter.

“We have not had a confirmed COVID-19 case on the Central Coast for four weeks now,” Dr Montague said.

“However, it is important that we all continue to follow the advice from NSW Health to protect ourselves and each other from the spread of COVID-19.

“Like other diseases, you can be infectious just before you get symptoms so it is very important to monitor your health, get checked as soon as you notice COVID-19 symptoms, stay home until you get your test results and follow the advice provided by health professionals.

“Please take extra care when you’re around vulnerable people as well, like people aged 65 and over, and those who have long-term and chronic illnesses.

“We have come a long way since the start of the pandemic and we can continue to make progress if we remain vigilant,” Dr Montague said.

Crouch also called for vigilance as virus clusters continue to pop up around Sydney.

“There have been some rumours circulating around the community of three new COVID-19 cases on the Central Coast.

“I can confirm that there are zero cases at this time.

“We are very fortunate to be in this position, but we cannot be complacent.

“I would urge everyone to continue following the social distancing rules and to get tested if you have any symptoms,” Crouch said.

Dilon Luke