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COVID shuts down local vacation care centres

A COVID-positive educator at Manly Vale Vacation Care has meant several families are in isolation this evening awaiting further instruction from NSW Health.  Manly Observer also understands that anywhere up to 60 children are in isolation along with their families – almost all essential workers – after a positive case was detected at North Curl Curl Out of Hours (vacation) care, also known as Curly Kids.

The Curly Kids case is a child who attended the centre from Monday and Wednesday this week September 27 and 29. So far all staff have tested negative.

The Manly Vale Vacation Care centre is awaiting advice from NSW Health; we understand the educator was fully vaccinated. Northern Beaches Council confirmed with us this afternoon that a staff member at Manly Vale Vacation Centre has tested positive to COVID-19 and that they were last in the centre on Tuesday 28 September.

“All families of children attending the centre and other Council staff have been informed and advised to follow the health advice. Council is providing support to those affected and working with authorities to facilitate contract tracing.  The Manly Vale Community Centre is closed and undergoing a thorough deep clean and disinfectant,” a Council spokesperson said.

Please note this centre is not connected with the Manly Vale Public School or its after school services.

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said all COVID-safe protocols are being implemented. “All of us at Council wish the affected staff member all the best for a full and fast recovery, and our thoughts are with the families and staff,” he said.


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