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30 Mar 2020
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Beachgoer increase sees 52 rescues at Umina Beach
Fishing operators say they struggle to stay viable
Peninsula fuel 50 per cent higher with crude price drop
Early end to patrols, but beaches remain open
'Character statement' may be developed for Council ward
'Resilience plan writes itself' as needs arise
Rotary president returns to home confinement
New York trip turns to nightmare
Leisure centre and theatre close as council cuts services
Bays Fair won't be held until next year
Italian festival postponed
Rotary club cancels Opera in the Arboretum
Information on government website
Chamber joins in buy-local campaign
Wicks urges residents to remain calm
Council forecasts $32.5 million deficit before virus costs
Council elections postponed 12 months
Council to tender for after hours call service
The dire trend of planning approvals on the Peninsula
Toilet condition appalling
When the Peninsula relied on bore water
Offers to share toilet paper
Health District 'as prepared as humanly possible'
Public health service cancels non-urgent surgery
Private hospital offers surgery to 'relieve load'
Woy Woy Hospital changes visiting hours
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Photographers and artists wanted by arboretum group
Art prize winners announced
Benefit concert postponed
Folk club cancels March concert
Theatre group reschedules plays to next year
College campuses transition to online learning
Teachers are designing activities for home learning
School adopts Batlow as 'bushfire buddy'
Schoolwork prepared for online learning
Students take part in photography workshop
Events cancelled, postponed and proceeding
Umina launches Learning at Home portal
School attendance drops to 15 per cent
School subscribes to online learning programs
Southern Spirit declared runners-up after washout
Women's sevens final played at Woy Woy
Netball association may face tough decisions
Woy Woy Lions activities postponed at least until May
Soccer players wait for news about season's future
Swans season deferred

Health District 'as prepared as humanly possible'

Central Coast Local Health District chief executive Dr Andrew Montague says the District is as "prepared as humanly possible" for a potential coronavirus outbreak.

"I want to assure the community that the District is well prepared," he said.

"We have a clear pandemic plan in place that outlines all the measures that we need to take.

"That includes staffing requirements and supply of medical stock and equipment and I believe we are really well placed at the moment.

"Staff have been working hard to ensure the district is as prepared as humanly possible," Dr Montague said.

In wake of the region's 38 confirmed cases of coronavirus (as of March 26), Dr Montague said the District was urging the community to remain calm and to be stringent with their social distancing, self isolation and hygiene.

"The District's response to coronavirus is that it is here on the Coast and that anyone at risk of infection will be contacted by the District Public Health Unit," Dr Montague said.

Dr Montague said anyone concerned that they might have Coronavirus should consult their doctor or Health Direct for assessment but should take note of the following symptoms and risk factors.

"The things people should look out for are respiratory symptoms such as a sore throat, cough, runny nose and a fever above 37.5 degrees.

"Anyone who has travelled overseas in the past fortnight or come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed as positive for coronavirus should be looking at coming to one of our testing clinics at either Gosford or Wyong Hospitals.

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