COVID-19


More funding to help students catch up

The NSW Government has announced the extension of the COVID Intensive Learning Support Program into next year as Kindergarten and Year 1 students returning to Central Coast schools for face-to-face…


Long wait times for help with vaccination proof

Waiting times at the Woy Woy Services Australia Centre in Blackwall Road (formerly known as the Centrelink/Medicare office) have soared over recent weeks as people have encountered difficulties accessing their…


First taste of freedom

Central Coast residents flocked to their favourite retail outlets, hairdressers, cafes, restaurants and watering holes as the region emerged from its 15-week lockdown on October 11. Retailers across the region,…


A taste of freedom but travel restricted

Hairdresser scissors are snipping, beers are chilling and cash registers are ringing after the first stage of COVID-19 restrictions were eased across NSW for the fully vaccinated from Monday, October…




Return to school begins mid-month

Parents and students on the Central Coast have welcomed the announcement of an earlier return to face-to-face teaching in the region, with a staggered return for the region’s schoolchildren to…


New Indigenous outreach clinic at Umina

A new COVID-19 vaccination clinic aimed at supporting the Indigenous community has opened its doors in Umina. The outreach clinic at 4 Berith St, which is run by Yerin Eleanor…




University works on safe return to campus

Vice Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, Alex Zelinsky, has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement to allow a small number of international students to return to NSW before the end…


Back to business day worth celebrating

Business NSW Central Coast is calling on business owners, their employees and customers to share how they are planning to celebrate the re-opening of their favourite businesses in the region…



Peninsula pool remains closed

SWIMMING – Gosford and Wyong outdoor Olympic Pools reopened on Monday, September 27, with COVID health restrictions in place but the Peninsula Leisure Centre will remain closed for the time…



Long Jetty patients make way for COVID surge

Long Jetty Hospital will be temporarily repurposed as a COVID-19 response unit from mid-October to support the potential increase in patients with the virus requiring hospital care. Central Coast Local…


Double-demerits dropped for long weekend

Motorists will be given a reprieve this October long weekend with a hold placed on traditional double-demerits for driving infringements. Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, said the…



Freedom coming

Premier Gladys Berejiklian stopped short of calling it Freedom Day but after 16 weeks of stay-at-home orders on the Central Coast that’s exactly what it will be on October 11…