Local Alert - 18 October 2020
NSW Health issued a public health alert for new COVID-19 case locations, which included Shellharbour South Beach and Little Park in Shellharbour Village on Sunday 11 October, 12pm to 4pm.
We have been in contact with NSW Health regarding the management of facilities at these locations, and our response and cleaning regime has been consistent with their advice.
Anyone that visited Shellharbour South Beach or Little Park during the above time frame is considered a casual contact of the recently confirmed cases. Please monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative test result is received.
Please get a test if you have even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19. Check out the list of local testing sites to find the closest one to you.
Like other cities and towns around the world, our community has been feeling the ripple effects of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been a very difficult time for many people and we understand there is a heightened level of anxiety for some, particularly about grocery availability and safety in public areas.
We want to reassure people that Council is doing all it can to protect the wellbeing of our customers, our community and our staff. This is our highest priority. Representatives from our operational and functional teams have been regularly coming together to discuss our response to COVID-19 and put the appropriate measures in place to help protect the wellbeing of our customers and the community.
We’re closely monitoring the latest advice from health authorities including the Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health, NSW Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO), and will act accordingly.
As the situation evolves, we’ll continue to monitor advice from NSW Health about public gatherings, particularly in regards to access to public facilities and Council meetings. We encourage you to stay up-to-date with the latest information and advice from:
- NSW Health - www.health.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx
- Australian Government Department of Health - www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert