New 22 case spike on Central Coast sparks appeal for Coasties to maintain testing rates

COVID testing is an important part of the plan to track the spread of the virus.

Thursday Sep 9, 2021: 22 local residents have tested positive to COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm Wednesday night. Central Coast Local Health District is reminding the local community to remain vigilant for symptoms and to get tested if any appear, no matter how mild. Saying that high rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and preventing further spread of COVID-19 across the Central Coast.

Of the 22 cases thirteen are linked to known cases. The source of infection for nine cases is under investigation.

Twenty cases were in the community while infectious.

Local Tally = 167

Sep 9, 2021

Exposure sites

Fifteen new exposure sites have been released that include sits in Gosford, Lake Haven, Bateau Bay, West Gosford, Kincumber and Umina. See the latest list below for times and dates.

Apricot Café, Gosford (27 Mann St, Gosford)
o Tuesday 31 August, 8:15am to 8:30am and 9:30am to 9:45am
 Woolworths, Umina (261-275 Trafalgar Street, Corner West Street, Umina)
o Sunday 5 September, 7:00pm to 7:25pm*
 Ampol Foodary, Lake Haven (Goobarabah Ave, Cnr Gorokan Dr, Lake Haven)
o Sunday 29 August, 10:35am to 10:50am
o Monday 30 August, 6:05pm to 6:20pm
o Wednesday 1 September, 2:05pm to 2:20pm
 Jamaica Blue, Lake Haven (Lake Haven Shopping Centre, Lake Haven Dr, Lake
Haven)

o Monday 30 August, 8:40am to 8:50am
 Fortune Café & Grill, Lake Haven (Lake Haven Shopping Centre, Lake Haven Dr,
Lake Haven)
o Tuesday 31 August, 12:50pm to 1:10pm
 7-Eleven, Kincumber (28/30 Avoca Dr, Kincumber)
o Thursday 2 September, 6:50pm to 7:05pm
 Nextra, Bateau Bay (Bateau Bay Square, 12 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay)
o Friday 3 September, 3:55pm to 4:05pm
 The Reject Shop, Bateau Bay (Bateau Bay Square, 12 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay)
o Friday 3 September, 4:00pm to 4:10pm

West Gosford Newsagency (West Gosford Shopping Centre, 299 Brisbane Water Dr,
West Gosford)

o Wednesday 1 September, 4:20pm to 4:45pm
 Supercheap Auto, Lake Haven (Goobarabah Ave, Gorokan NSW)
o Sunday 29 August, 12:30pm to 12:40pm
o Tuesday 31 August, 3:20pm to 3:40pm
 Autobarn, Lake Haven (Lake Haven Mega Centre, Cnr Pacific Hwy and Lake Haven
Dr, Lake Haven
)
o Wednesday 1 September, 1:35pm to 1:55pm
 Coles, Bateau Bay (Bateau Bay Square, The Entrance Rd, Bateau Bay)
o Friday 3 September, 3:30pm to 4:10pm
 Commonwealth Bank, Bateau Bay Branch (Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay NSW)
o Monday 30 August, 12:30pm to 1:10pm
 Commonwealth Bank, Lake Haven Branch (Lake Haven Shopping Centre, Lake
Haven Dr, Lake Haven)

o Wednesday 1 September, 7:35pm to 7:50pm
 Chemist Warehouse, Gosford (125 Mann St, Gosford)
o Wednesday 1 September, 2:45pm to 3:00pm

Anyone who attended these venues on the dates and times listed is a casual contact.

Casual contacts must immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result, even if they have had a test in recent days.

  • Please note: If the day and time you visited is marked with an asterisk (*), then you must get another test five days after you visited. 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.

7 Comments on "New 22 case spike on Central Coast sparks appeal for Coasties to maintain testing rates"

  1. Elizabeth Slaughter | September 9, 2021 at 1:15 pm | Reply

    Thank you very much! It’s so good to be able to get local news like this!

  2. I am concerned about the amount of time it is taking to announce exposure sites here on the coast. None of the schools affected are in your list nor anything after 3rd of September and the state website is just as far behind. I found out today 9th September that a Covid positive person visited a cafe, I use, on Sat 4th September the cafe also found out this afternoon. That is five days too late!
    I think we are all tired of watching Gladys bang on daily about getting the jab, when so many 20-40 year olds can’t get as it isn’t available. It is OK for Gladys and Hazard to tell the young people to get the AZ but having a 30 year son I know of a lot of young people in their thirties who got AZ and were knocked off their feet for up to four days – one of them ended up in hospital, but the medics couldn’t work out what was wrong so put it down to the vaccine.
    When is one of our representatives going to stand up for the Coast and get some supply for our community? and also stop the influx of people bringing the disease up here from Sydney? Gladys’s political arrogance caused the whole of NSW to be affected by this outbreak by advocating a “mockdown”, which wasn’t even as harsh as the lockdown last year, and allowing people to travel all over the state and into other states. I just hope the voting public remember her government’s total botch up and her disingenuous spin every day trying to push the blame back to the people and hoping we all forget.

  3. Frances Bailey | September 9, 2021 at 5:45 pm | Reply

    Bit late with the Curby news as it was trialled last year and is now supposed to be in place if only Council would deliver our yellow bags!

  4. I think it’s time to give a shout out to all the people that are isolating, vaccinated and following health rules during this pandemic, it is so nice that the people are caring soles, that they love and value there family, friends and community, you people are the true Aussies, and should be proud for backing the country of Australia, our home. These people are doing it hard, going with out, and still follow rules, Good on you and your good 💓, I hope you all stay safe and well, you are the people saving us. Thankyou.

  5. I think it’s time to give a shout out to all the people that are isolating, vaccinated and following health rules during this pandemic, it is so nice that the people are caring soles, that they love and value there family, friends and community, you people are the true Aussies, and should be proud for backing the country of Australia, our home. These people are doing it hard, going with out, and still follow rules, Good on you and your good 💓, I hope you all stay safe and well, you are the people saving us. Thankyou.

  6. Sherllee…your comments echo my thoughts exactly…I hope people remember this unnecessary catastrophe when next election comes around..well stated..

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