COVID-19

Lockdown takes its toll on dental health

Central Coast residents are being urged to protect their oral health during the extended lockdown, with new figures revealing thousands of local patients are waiting for affordable dental care and…






Coal killing more than COVID

Forum – In recent times several Central Coast citizens have raised issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. It is a distressing situation, however, I can’t help feeling equally…


Childcare centres receive pandemic support

Central Coast Council will take advantage of a new package to financially support its eight childcare centres across the region. Administrator Rik Hart said the financial support through COVID-19 would…


Region at start of roadmap to freedom

Although COVID lockdown was again extended for the Central Coast, the NSW Government announced last week that there would be a slight easing of restrictions from September 13, which is…





Angels in blue

Forum – I am a 78-year-old woman who lives alone on the Central Coast. My three daughters, whom I haven’t seen or hugged in over a year because of COVID,…


First glimpse of the path to freedom

Central Coast residents who have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed to gather outdoors in groups of five (including children) from September 13, within the Local…


Police out in force to keep Coast safe

Police have made it crystal clear that the time for warnings is over, they will be cracking down on non-compliance of Stay at Home orders, COVID restrictions and Public Health…


Regional status may mean lockdown ends sooner

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, gave some hope that the Central Coast might see COVID-19 restrictions eased in coming weeks, with the announcement that the region,…


Locals in your hands

Forum – I am a local and shop regularly at Coles, Toukley. With COVID 19 appearing on the Central Coast in this second outbreak and calls for greater caution, I…




Politics and vaccines don’t mix

Forum – How could the rulers of our society not plan for supply of vaccines to out strip demand? (“Locals furious about vaccine theft” Chronicle,  page 1, August 4). Dark…