A couple of new exposure sites reported overnight, including the Nikinpa Aboriginal Family and Child Care Centre at Toronto, and sites at Branxton, Cessnock, Kurri and Singleton.
As I've reported previously, Hunter Health is no longer listing low-risk casual contact exposure sites of less than 15 minutes.
I understand community concern on this but I'm comfortable with Health's advice for a number of reasons.
Firstly, there has been zero transmission of the virus in any of the low-risk casual contact sites previously named anywhere in the State.
Further, this new approach to listing sites is in line with all other health districts statewide.
Sites which have been exposed for longer than 15 minutes, or potentially have clear risk of casual and close contract transmission, will continue to be reported as usual.
More details on the new sites below (including a link to the full list at NSW Health:
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:
Nikinpa Aboriginal Family & Childcare
Centre, Toronto (Vaccination Clinic) on
Saturday 18 September
from 9am - 3.30pm
McDonalds, Cessnock (in-store customers only)
(Cnr Allandale Rd & Ferguson St) on:
- Tuesday 14 September
from 9am - 5.30pm
- Wednesday 15 September
from 6am - 2pm
- Thursday 16 September from 3pm - 11pm
- Friday 17 September from 9am - 5.30pm
- Saturday 18 September from 9am - 5pm
- Monday 20 September from 6am - 2pm
- Tuesday 21 September from 3pm - 11pm
McDonalds, Kurri Kurri (in-store customers only)
(Tarro St) on:
- Thursday 16 September
from 11.30am - 4pm
- Monday 20 September from 8am - 3pm
- Wednesday 22 September 8am - 4pm
Coles Huntlee, Branxton on
on Tuesday 21 September
from 6am - 9am
Imperial Hotel, Singleton (bar & gaming area only)
on Sunday 19 September
from 12.15pm - 12.45pm
A complete list of exposure sites can be found on the NSW Health website HERE