Local positive test – sparks large contact tracing effort in the north

cover-19 testingCoronavirus testing. Image: State Public Health Lab . Natalie Kolb

25 July 2021 – Another Central Coast resident has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Sparking a large contracting tracing effort. Residents in the north of the Central Coast are asked to check the possibility of being infected at the list and times provided below.

This person is one of two newly identified household contacts of the four previously announced Central Coast cases.

The other newly identified household contact has tested negative for COVID-19 to date. The household, including the five confirmed cases and the two other people in the household who have tested negative to date are being moved to the Special Health Accommodation in Sydney to isolate, with health staff undertaking daily wellness checks.

Exposure sites on the Coast

A number of Central Coast locations have been identified as COVID-19 exposure sites associated with the latest confirmed case.

Close contact location

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

H&R Block Toukley, 1 /266 Main Rd Toukley: Friday 23 July 1:40pm – 2:15pm

Casual contact locations

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day five from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result.
You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

  • Singletons Butchery, Northlakes Shopping Centre, San Remo:
    • Wednesday 21 July, 1:55pm – 2:05pm
  • Northlakes shopping centre, 17-21 Pacific Highway, San Remo:
    • Wednesday 21 July, 1:55pm – 2:20pm
    • Thursday 22 July, 11:05am -11:30am
    • Friday 23 July, 2:20pm – 3:05pm
    • Saturday 24 July, 1:00pm-1:15pm
    • Sunday 25 Jul, 9:40am-10:15am
  • Coles San Remo:
    • Wednesday 21 July, 2:05pm-2:20pm
    • Friday 23 July, 2:35pm-2:50pm
    • Sunday 25 July, 9:45am -10:15am
  • Priceline Pharmacy Northlakes:
    • Thursday 22 July, 11:00am -11:30am
    • Friday 23 July, 2:20pm-2:40pm
  • Westfield Tuggerah – Coles side, 50 Wyong Rd, Tuggerah:
    • Friday 23 July, 12:20pm-1:00pm
  • Dan Murphy Westfield Tuggerah:
    • Friday 23 July, 12:20pm-12:30pm
  • Smokemart Westfield Tuggerah:
    • Friday 23 July, 12:25pm-12:30pm
  • Coles Tuggerah, Westfield Tuggerah:
    • Friday 23 July, 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • Coles Liquor San Remo:
    • Friday 23 July, 2:50pm-3:05pm
    • Saturday 24 July, 1:00pm -1:15pm
  • Lake Haven Shopping Centre:
    • Saturday 24 July, 10:15am -10:50am
  • Coles Lake Haven, Lake Haven Shopping Centre, Lake Haven:
    • Saturday 24 July, 10:15am-10:25am
  • Priceline Pharmacy Lake Haven, Lake Have Shopping Centre, Lake Haven:
    • Saturday 24 July, 10:20am -10:40am
  • Lake Haven Post Office, 121/43 Lake Haven Drive, Lake Haven:
    • Saturday 24 July, 10:35am -10:50am
  • Bunnings Warehouse Charmhaven, Cnr Chelmsford Rd and Pacific Hwy, Charmhaven NSW:
    • Saturday 24 July, 12:25pm-12:45pm
    • Saturday 24 July, 1:25pm-1:45pm
  • HipPocket Workwear, 5/6 Botham Close, Charmhaven NSW:
    • Saturday 24 July, 12:45pm-12:55pm
  • Charmhaven Newsagency, Northlakes Shopping Centre, 15/17 Pacific Highway, San Remo NSW:
    • Sunday 25 July, 9:40am-9:50am
  • Symptoms
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, 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.
  • Local COVID-19 testing clinics include:
    • Wyong Hospital – open 9am to 5pm, seven days per week.
    • Gosford Hospital – open 9am to 5pm, seven days per week.
    • Doyalson Wyee RSL Club Drive-through Clinic – open 7.30-4.30pm Monday to Friday and 8-3pm weekends.
    • Kanwal Laverty Pathology Drive-through Clinic – open 7.30-6.30pm Monday to Friday and 7.30-3pm weekends.
    • Tuggerah Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology Drive-through clinic –open 7.30-4.30pm Monday to Friday and 8-3pm weekends.

It is important that we all remain vigilant and adhere to the current restrictions put in place by
the NSW Government. Stay-at-home orders remain in place across all Greater Sydney,
including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

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

Verified information source: Media release: CENTRALCOAST LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT July 25, 2021- www.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au

Health Direct AUSTRALIA – providing expert health advice 24 hours a day to NSW residents – Tel. 1800 022 222

26 Comments on "Local positive test – sparks large contact tracing effort in the north"

  1. peter killen | July 26, 2021 at 11:09 am |

    selfish irresponsible people who dont give a damn about their fellow human beings,unfortunately after seeing the abhorrent demonstration at the weekend it makes me ashamed to call any of them australian

    • For the record, this person had no connection with the protesters, they were picked up the virus as a contact of an established case. They got tested when asked and isolated when requested.

      • Yes, although they got tested too late. They were living in a household with known positive cases and still went out in the community.

  2. has this ruined our chances from being exempt from Sydney’s lockdown?

  3. I find it unbelievable how many places these people visit in just a few days prior to realising they are COVID positive. This person seems to have visited over twenty businesses in three days! Don’t they know they’re supposed to limit their external shopping to essentials? Or are they just ignorant? PLEASE do your shopping on-line, we don’t want this thing to explode on the Central Coast thanks!

    • They could easily be a delivery driver. Essential work, need to go all over the place.

      And yes, they were supposed to be quarantining, but if it’s work or starve, they’re between a rock and a hard place.

  4. Good to see that they only left the house for shopping once a day for groceries as required….

  5. Kim Nixon Personal | July 26, 2021 at 3:46 pm |

    It makes no sense that this person was a household member of the others and was not in isolation and felt the need to be all over town despite being asked to stay home and only do your shopping!! Seriously!!!!!

  6. That person should be fined for going out while isolating and fined for ever venue they had entered and pay to have the venues cleaned for breaking all the rules been shopping away from your area some people are just complete idiots putting everyone in danger should be put in prison

  7. Ellen Christie | July 26, 2021 at 3:56 pm |

    And a source tells me we’ve run out of testers already at Wyong, Doyalson and Budgewoi, good going hey, is this in line with our liberal gov making sure we don’t have what we need or what?!!

  8. Does COVID give you lots of energy even if I wasn’t in lockdown I wouldn’t have the time or energy to visit so many places. Most irresponsible hope it doesn’t ruin our changes of coming out of the strict lockdown we are in. These people need to be given higher fines. Sent to court named and shamed

  9. Visits from Tuggerah to San Remo is definitely outside the 10km radius

  10. Deborah Tedman | July 26, 2021 at 7:05 pm |

    I don’t care what the government saying , They closed our borders we can’t ,leave ,Australia, But have you noticed. We are still allowing fiights into Australia,, , If they stop international flights entering Australia, don’t you agree , we would have a better chance of beating the virus , there are bringing the virus in , even Airlines hostesses have the virus now , pls stop all flights coming in. To Australia,, The more people we keep bringing in, the longer we suffer ,

    • If you check, anyone is free to leave Australia – it all depends on current restrictions in the country you plan to go to. Also, people who are flying in to Australia nowadays 1) go through rigorous process of obtaining travel exemption from the Australian government, 2) majority are fully vaccinated (!!!), 3) can’t board a plane without a negative COVID test and 4) all go through a 2-week hotel quarantine with 3 COVID tests taken on days 2, 6, 12 of quarantine and day 16 after quarantine release. People who arrive from overseas are a much lesser risk. Local people who should have gotten vaccinated months ago are the ones vulnerable and transmitting this deadly virus now. Australians must step it up and go get the vaccine. COVID is here to stay for years and decades; it will mutate and change. It’s up to us to protect ourselves the best way we can. Shutting Australian borders or state/territory borders won’t help. It’s pathetic.

      • Sorry Anna, but you need an exemption to leave Australia at the moment. Very hard to get…People arriving are either Aussies coming back home (which they entitled to do), business people or those immigrating here (maybe they have special skills). Yes, people should get vaccinated asap for the good of us all.

  11. Leanne Crowther | July 26, 2021 at 7:28 pm |

    I was disgusted to see those ignorant selfish people marching in Sydney! I was on the cardiac thoracic ward at North Shore Hospital where that nurse infected the ward. I overheard the nurses talking around 3.30am I was so distressed hearing this as I had just had part of my right lung removed! I told channel 7 asap! The most disappointing thing was the ward was not deep cleaned!!
    The whole time we were in lockdown! What a disgrace! People think our hospitals are safe!! Think again. I wish this was a lie but believe me it isn’t! I’m having trouble moving past this incident Time will tell.
    Please stay safe and follow the rules

  12. NSW Government rules are too lax. The lockdown in Sydney should have gone hard and early, as soon as they knew the limousine driver was carrying the Delta virus. Instead we have had a spread of cases all over Sydney and a five week lockdown and counting.

  13. all covid tests and vaccinations are covered under medicare.
    If you contract covid 19 , you are hospitalised under medicare.
    You are requested to get vaccinated in order to open the country up again.
    if affected under lockdown laws ,you can apply for payments to assist you.

    If you refuse to get vaccinated then you should register your intentions and forfeit all government help if you develop covid symptoms.
    im vaccinated with astra zenica and am almost 60 years old.
    i have not claimed any help from the government or taken out any superannuation.
    I wear a mask when out and about and have continnually signed in to all places i visited with the service nsw q.r.code, these actions have been my choices , you make your own, but do not threaten my future or my familys future by your actions.
    i grew up in europe, surrounded by disease and epidemics. As required we would get vaccinated in school as we did when we were born, in order to erradicate some horrible diseases like polio, and we all knew someone who had a terrible dissability because their parents were against vaccinations or just didnt bother.
    Wow ,,,,,i needed to get that off my chest.

  14. The NSW GOVT cannot be blamed for some IDIOTS who Refuse vaccinations and others who go around without a Care for others.

  15. This pandemic is here to stay and will become a part of our lives. It will change the way we live but we are resourceful and we will conquer, but it won’t happen overnight. The focus now is to get vaccinated. Personally, I would make it mandatory for everyone to get vaccinated – this is the only way to overcome this virus.

  16. liz graham | July 27, 2021 at 7:10 pm |

    I have a sister who has been in the fight of her life with leukemia. She has been doing well after months of gruelling chemo treatment. She has an extremely compromised immune system and now has the anxiety of knowing she is suddenly in a hotspot. 150 people from the coast attended an illegal protest in Sydney and one of the placards actually read “end the lockdown I need a haircut” REALLY!!! You absolute blockheads!! Stop Causing undo stress to people like my sister! Because of your actions innocent people could suffer…unbelievable! LG

  17. Christine | July 27, 2021 at 8:14 pm |

    I live in the southern end of Lake Macquarie & now I’m scared that the northern end of the central coast will be the newest hotspot. I too have been vaccinated with the Astrazenneca, check-in with the qr code everytime I walk into any businesses & wear a mask. The virus doesn’t know about boarders, but humans do. Please, anyone who are asked to stay home & isolate, do so.

  18. Central coast- and now sadly all thru San Remo , lakehaven , Tuggerah , by a family/ or few people obviously disregard to all the other people that have to stay put and suffer tight restrictions also and try and explain to their young kids as to why you can’t go back to school! That’s selfish and was shopping all about the place worth it? my kindy child was enjoying school and misses it and friends too and asks often has the virus gone yet ? Breaks my heart to even mention that’s it’s just nearby which is scary for adults let alone how kids must feel. Thanks alot

  19. I just need to vent on those people who don’t adhere to rules. My son in law passed away 10days ago.34yrs old. 2 boys 3 and 2 and my daughter plus family. I couldn’t and I can’t visit due to lockdown rules. The quicker we adhere the quicker we all live normally.

    • My heart goes out to you & your family. Just remember there are more good people than bad in this world, we can only keep doing the right thing & be grateful for the good things in life. All the best, take care & stay safe. 😘💐

  20. My husband & I disagree regarding the 10km rule. He reads the nsw rule as being allowed to go anywhere within our central coast LGA which spans over 60 kms from north to south (Mooney Mooney to Catherine hill bay) but I interpret that we are only allowed to go 10km radius. Can anyone clarify?

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