Coast builder tests positive

Bridge Construction worker. Image: WikicommonsConstruction worker. Image: Wikicommons

[Sunday July 11, 2021] A Central Coast resident has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The case was included in today’s NSW numbers and is linked to a known case at a construction site in Sydney.

The construction worker is in isolation in the Special Health Accommodation in Sydney for the protection of their
household contacts, with health staff undertaking daily wellness checks.

No public exposure sites on the Central Coast have been identified and therefore there is no identified risk to the local community.

Five close contacts of this case have been identified and are in home isolation. They have all tested
negative for COVID-19 to date.

Central Coast Local Health District is now providing care and support to a total of three Central Coast
residents who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

This latest case is not linked to the two previously known cases on the Central Coast.
The Central Coast community is reminded to be vigilant for any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter
how mild, and get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result. Symptoms of
COVID-19 include a fever cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of
taste or smell.

Stay-at-home orders remain in place across all Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast.

The following additional restrictions are currently in place:

• Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household);
• People must stay in their Local Government Area or within 10kms of home for exercise an
outdoor recreation, with no carpooling between non-household members;
• Browsing in shops is prohibited, plus only one person per household, per day may leave the
home for shopping;
• Funerals limited to ten people in total (this will take effect from Sunday, 11 July);
The four reasons to leave your home remain in place:
• Shopping for food or other essential goods and services (one person only);
• Medical care or compassionate needs (only one visitor can enter another residence to fulfil
carers’ responsibilities or provide care or assistance, or for compassionate reasons);
• Exercise with no more than two people (unless members of the same household);
• Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.

Generally, visiting another person is not a reasonable excuse to leave your home. You must not allow
a person to visit your home, other than persons who reside in that home, except in certain
circumstances.

People who have been in the Greater Sydney region (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast,
Wollongong and Shellharbour) on or after Monday 21 June must follow the stay-at-home orders for a
period of 14 days after leaving Greater Sydney.

For more information visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/what-you-can-do-ns

Verified information source: Central Coast Local Health District, July 11, 2021

2 Comments on "Coast builder tests positive"

  1. Lynette Kenny | July 12, 2021 at 9:46 am | Reply

    Is there a case at Toukley my mother was telephoned by my cousin saying there was

  2. Can you have tradespeople in your home.g. painters?

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