COVID UPDATE: Central Coast Local Health District is providing care and support to a Central Coast resident who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. They are currently in self-isolation at home, with health staff undertaking daily wellness checks.
The case has been linked to the cluster in the Northern Beaches.
One close contact has been identified, who resides in the same household. This contact is also in home isolation and has been tested for COVID-19 as a precaution. Test results are currently pending.
Passengers on the following ferry trip are considered casual contacts:
• The 6.15pm ferry from Palm Beach to Wagstaffe on Wednesday 16 December 2020.
Health advice for casual contacts is to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms appear, however mild.
The ferry journey is the only location identified for casual contacts. There are no other exposure sites identified on the Central Coast.
Information source: Offical media release; Central Coast Local Health District, Dec 18, 2020, 6 pm.