Confirmed COVID-19 case on Central Coast

A confirmed COVID-10 case on the Central Coast has prompted Central Coast Local Health District to urge commuters to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Anyone who travelled on these train services is considered a casual contact and is being urged to monitor for symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should get tested immediately and self-isolate until they receive the result.

Monday 24 August:

  • Sydney-bound train, departing Woy Woy station at 6.49am, arriving Wynyard station at 8.05am
  • Northbound train, departing Town Hall station at 5.31pm, arriving Woy Woy station at 6.54pm

Tuesday 25 August:

  • Sydney-bound train, departing Woy Woy station at 6.49am, arriving Gordon station at 7.36am
  • Northbound train, departing Hornsby station at 7.53am, arriving Woy Woy station at 8.28am

This alert follows confirmation of a COVID-19 case in a Central Coast man in his 50s, who is now in isolation. The man’s household contacts have tested negative for COVID-19 and are also in home isolation. The source of infection is a previously reported cluster in Sydney CBD. The train journeys are the only risk locations identified. There are no other exposure sites identified on the Central Coast.

Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath is urged to get tested.

A walk-in COVID-19 testing clinic has been established at the Woy Woy Hospital kiosk, on Ocean Beach Road, and will operate from tomorrow, Friday 28 August to Thursday 3 September (inclusive) between 8.30am to 4pm.

Central Coast Local Health District also provides COVID-19 testing at:

Gosford Hospital – 75 Holden Street, Monday to Friday, 9am and 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends. People are encouraged to book ahead on 4320 5055 although walk-in appointments are accepted.

Wyong Hospital COVID Clinic – Building C (opposite the Health Services Building) 9am to 5pm every day. People are encouraged to book ahead on 4394 9200 although walk-in appointments are accepted.

Source: Media Release Aug 27, Central Coast Local Health District

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