Wednesday: Updated list of exposure sites
8th September 2021
Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites over the past 24 hours. Fortunately, none are in the Lake Macquarie area but they include sites at Shoal Bay, East Maitland, Mayfield, Thornton, Cooks Hill, Glendale and Nelson Bay.
Having said that, I'm aware that Community Kids Morisset Early Education Centre was visited by an unknowingly Covid-positive parent on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of last week. The child of that parent has tested negative, but five staff at the centre who had face to face contact with the parent have been forced to isolate for 14 days and have been tested.
There was no other contact between the parent and staff or other children. The centre remains open and HNE Health has said there was no risk posed to anyone else at the centre during the brief exposure times.
New COVID-19 exposure sites
Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close contacts) and must get tested and isolate until a negative test result is received:
IGA Shoal Bay
Thursday 26 August - 1.40pm to 1.55pm
Sunday 29 August - 5.50pm to 6.00pm
Good Health Greenhills, East Maitland
Friday 3 September - 10.20am to 10.25am