COVID-positive man refused to isolate

A Terrigal man has been placed into special health accommodation in Sydney, along with one of his housemates, after testing positive to COVID-19 and refusing to self-isolate.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the man shared a house with three other people.

“Over the weekend, the individual who tested positive and one other person were detained by police and placed in special health accommodation in Sydney,” Crouch said.

“I have been advised that the remaining two people have done nothing wrong.

“They are complying with health rules to self-isolate and, at this stage, they have not tested positive for COVID-19.

“Police officers and ADF personnel are conducting compliance checks on this house several times per day.

“Resilience NSW is also delivering food packages.

“Police officers and ADF personnel are also conducting compliance checks on all active COVID-19 cases and close contacts across the Central Coast.

“It is infuriating that a small number of people think it’s OK to flagrantly disregard the health advice and expose our entire community to more risk.

“Our health staff and police officers do a fantastic and very thorough job, but unfortunately it is not possible for them to ensure that 100 per cent of people do the right thing 100 per cent of the time.”

Media release, Sep 14
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central coast, Adam Crouch