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Man and daughter test positive to coronavirus

A Woy Woy man and his daughter, a local school student, have tested positive to coronavirus.

The cases are the first in the area for five months, and bring the total number of cases reported in the 2256 postcode area to four.

The man travelled from Woy Woy on trains to and from the city on Monday, August 24, and Tuesday, August 25.

He left 6:49am both days, and returned to Woy Woy at 6:54pm on the Monday and at 8:28am on the Tuesday.

His positive test was notified on Wednesday, August 26.

NSW Health issued an alert the following day stating that people who travelled on these trains were regarded as casual contacts and "must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if symptoms develop".

"They must stay in isolation until they have received a negative result."

A new testing clinic opened at Woy Woy Hospital on Friday, August 28, expected to run from 8:30am to 4pm each day until Sunday, September 6.

That day, NSW Health issued a further alert "strongly advising" people in the area "to refrain from visiting aged care facilities until September 12".

"Staff are also requested to wear masks when working in these facilities.

"These are precautionary steps to prevent the entry of Covid-19 into this vulnerable setting."

The Peninsula's two major aged care providers, Peninsula Villages and Blue Wave Living, responded to the alert, with advice of their restrictions on visits to their facilities.

On Saturday, August 29, NSW Health issued a further alert: "NSW Health is investigating whether the CBD cluster originated in the City Tattersalls Club and then spread to workplaces in the city and to households across Sydney and the Central Coast.

"To assist in identifying undiagnosed earlier Covid cases, NSW Health is asking anyone who attended the Club between August 4 and 18 to get tested for Covid-19 and isolate until a negative test result is received."

On Monday, August 31, a second confirmed case in Woy Woy was notified.

Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch said in a social media post that evening: "A female teenager, the daughter of the man who tested positive last week, has now contracted the virus.

"She took a Covid-19 test last week which produced a negative result.

"However, she re-developed symptoms and presented for testing a second time, which came back positive."

On Wednesday, September 2, Mr Crouch wrote: "I can confirm that the teenage female, who tested positive after her dad tested positive, is a student of the Umina campus of Brisbane Water Secondary College.

"Thankfully, the student was self-isolating for all times she was infectious.

"This means there is no need to close the school or any other facilities or shops in our community.

"No students or teachers from this school are considered at-risk.

"Both the student and her dad are experiencing only mild symptoms and are doing well," he said.





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