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COVID on the Beaches: a summary of everything locally relevant

1 August 2021: NSW Health has finally listed the Warringah Mall Woolworths as a casual contact venue.

Manly Obsever advised of its impending listing last Thursday, 29 July, less than 24 hours after Woolworths staff were formally advised.

We have been contacted by two residents who say they were present at the time and used the QR codes but had not received any texts or advice from NSW health as at 1/8/21. It is now one week from the potential exposure date.

This evening NSW Health advises as follows:

Anyone who attended the following venue at the time listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day five from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

Brookvale Woolworths Warringah Mall, 145 Old Pittwater Road Sunday 25 July

5:05pm to 5:35pm

NSW recorded 239 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Twenty-six cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 98 cases remains under investigation.

31 July 2021: Case numbers continue to climb across Sydney, chiefly in the west and south western suburbs. There were 210 active cases of community transmission announced today. Twenty-one cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 120 cases remains under investigation.

There has been a lull in venues of concern listings across the Northern Beaches with one new active case registered in the 2100 postcode, bringing the total number of cases to 26.

A significant number of Belrose residents are expected to have completed their two week isolation period this weekend.

29 July 2021: BROOKVALE WOOLIES NEXT ON THE LIST 

Woolworths in Warringah Mall (Brookvale) is expected to be one of the next venues of concern listed by NSW Health.

We called them today to confirm they had been contacted by NSW Health because a COVID-positive case had shopped there on Sunday 25 July from 5pm-5.40pm.

There is also signage out the front of the store which confirms this, stating the times provided for NSW Health was 5.08pm – 5.38pm.

We understand the store has undergone a deep clean and about 40 staff are in isolation awaiting test results.

The other major supermarket in the mall, Coles, was formally listed by NSW Health as a venue of concern recently, with anyone attending at the below times listed as a casual contact. A reminder of those details are below

Coles Warringah Mall, Brookvale

                            • Wednesday 21 July 1pm-2pm
                            • Friday 23 July 6.50pm-7.10pm
                            • Saturday 24 July 7.10pm-7.30pm

The numbers

NSW recorded its highest number of cases, 239 new cases, overnight, with 66 cases infectious in the community.

The number of Northern Beaches residents with COVID has increased from 22 to 24 – with seven cases now recorded for the postcode 2100 which includes suburbs such as North Manly, Brookvale, Allambie, Allambie Heights, Beacon Hill and Oxford Falls. There are now three cases in postcode 2102 (Warriewood et al), four in postcode 2101 (Elanora Heights, Narrabeen, et al), one case in 2097 (Collaroy et al), and nine in 2085 (Belrose, Davidson et al).

LOCKDOWN EXTENDED BUT SOME TRADIES NOW PERMITTED TO WORK; YEAR 12 TO RETURN

28 July 2021: NSW recorded 177 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Forty-six cases were infectious in the community.

Other key points from the premier’s press conference today:

  • Lockdown to remain in force until 28 August 2021
  • Non-occupied construction (where no one else is living) can re-commence on the Northern Beaches and other areas not considered hot spots (hot spot areas such as Bankstown, Fairfield etc.)
  • If tradies can come to a premise without having contact with other people, they can complete their work.
  • Year 12 face to face learning will re-commence in two weeks but homeschooling will continue for all other grades.

MORE THAN A DOZEN NORTHERN BEACHES VENUES OF CONCERN  WERE ANNOUNCED OVERNIGHT. 

A significant number of casual contact venues were announced for the Northern Beaches overnight, as well as one close contact venue for Flower Power at Terrey Hills.

They are as follows:

Close Contact

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health.

Terrey Hills Flower Power Garden Centre Terrey Hills 277 Mona Vale Rd Monday 19 July

2:00pm to 3:00pm

 

Casual contact

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Ingleside Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre – General waste disposal Kimbriki Rd Monday 19 July

10:50am to 11:10am

Terrey Hills Joseph-Henri’s Bakery 4 Booralie Rd Monday 19 July

11:50am to 12:15pm

Warriewood IGA 270 Garden St Monday 19 July

12:10pm to 12:40pm

Wednesday 21 July

9:00am to 9:20am

Friday 23 July

8:000am to 9:00am

Belrose Bunnings Austlink Corp Park, Niangala Cl Wednesday 21 July10:00am to 10:30am

Wednesday 21 July1:20pm to 1:50pm

Narrabeen Bunnings 1307 Pittwater Rd Wednesday 21 July11:00am to 12:00pm

Wednesday 21 July1:00pm to 1:30pm

Warriewood Eleven11 Coffee 2/270 Garden St Friday 23 July

8:00am to 9:00am

Dee Why Ampol 793-797 Pittwater Rd Friday 23 July

3:45pm to 4:15pm

 

North Curl Curl Curl Curl Bakery 142 Pitt Rd Saturday 24 July

9:45am to 9:55am

North Curl Curl Bacino Espresso Curl Curl 2/142 Pitt Rd Saturday 24 July

9:00am to 10:00am

North Curl Curl North Curl Curl Newsagency 142-146 Pitt Rd Saturday 24 July

9:55am to 10:05am

Manly Vale Skatepark 373 Condamine St Saturday 24 July

10:00am to 12:00pm

Terrey Hills Golf Paradise 1A/1B Myoora Rd Saturday 24 July

12:50pm to 1:30pm

 

Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day five from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

WARRINGAH MALL; WARRIEWOOD AND COLLAROY VENUES LISTED BY NSW HEALTH

Coles Warriewood and Warringah Mall have both been identified as casual contact venues in the latest round of notifications from NSW Health, as well as a fine foods store in Collaroy Plateau.

While the Warriewood case was already reported by Manly Observer unofficially at lunchtime yesterday, we had been unable to get evidence of the Warringah Mall case and therefore had not published. Details of official NSW Health information as follows:

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received:

  • Coles Warriewood Square, Jacksons Road Warriewood, Friday 23 July 10am-11am
  • Coles Warringah Mall, Brookvale,
                            • Wednesday 21 July 1pm-2pm
                            • Friday 23 July 6.50pm-7.10pm
                            • Saturday 24 July 7.10pm-7.30pm
  •  5B2F Fine Foods, 65 Veterans Parade Collaroy Plateau, Saturday 24 July 8.30am to 9am.

2:15PM 27 July 2021: NORTHERN BEACHES COVID CASES SPIKE

The number of Northern Beaches residents with COVID has jumped from 13 to 22 overnight – with six cases now recorded for the postcode 2100 which includes suburbs such as North Manly, Brookvale, Allambie, Allambie Heights, Beacon Hill and Oxford Falls. There are now three cases in postcode 2102 (Warriewood et al), three in postcode 2101 (Elanora Heights, Narrabeen, et al), one case in 2097 (Collaroy et al), and nine in 2085 (Belrose, Davidson et al).

This data is sourced from NSW Health and compares recorded cases from 25 July 2021 and 26 July 2021. Today’s figures will not be updated until tomorrow.

You can view the data here.

Kimbriki tip has also just self reported that a covid positive case visited on 19 July.

12:45am 27 July 2021: Bacino Curl Curl has just self reported to its customers that they were visited by a COVID-19 positive customer on 24 July between 9am and 10am (corresponding with nearby bakery venue of concern listed earlier today). The venue says all close contact staff have been tested with negative results and NSW Health advice being strictly adhered to.

“If you’re feeling unwell or were at our cafe during or around this time, please get tested,” the cafe said in our Instagram post.

11:15am 27 July 2021: CHILD COVID POSITIVE IN WARRIEWOOD

It is our understanding that a child attending a preschool at Warriewood, MindChamps Early Learning Centre, has returned a positive COVID-19 test result, with the centre now required to shut down for two weeks.

Nearby Early Learning Centre Kiddywinks,  has clarified with us that rumours their centre also has a COVID-19 positive case are untrue.

“We understand the families are really nervous at the moment with the positive case of a child at Mind Champs, which is just down the road,” said Kiddywinks co-owner Toni Isaac. Toni and business partner Nicole Yousiff said a child who may or may not have had contact with the positive case attended one class at their centre yesterday. It was their first day. In an abundance of caution they had requested those who had contact with the child to get tested. However, at this stage they have been advised by NSW Health they do not have to have anyone tested. UPDATE: Toni Isaac contacted us at 5pm 27 July to inform us the child who had visited their centre yesterday had returned a negative result for COVID.

 

We understand another local centre, Tree Tops, is having its staff get tested and isolate as they are in a similar situation as Kiddywinks with students attending both their venue and MindChamps.

NSW Health does not comment on individual cases and we await a return phone call from MindChamps.

It is important to note that in no case are we implying any business or person done anything wrong – the Delta variant is virulent and containing it has proven difficult.

NSW recorded 172 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 overnight, the Premier confirmed at this morning’s press conference. Sixty cases were infectious in the community.

There are currently 13 confirmed cases of residents with COVID-19 on the Northern Beaches, according to the most recent NSW Health data (25 July).  There are eight in postcode 2085, two in postcode 2101, one in postcode 2102, and one in postcode 2097.

COVID CASE VISIT CLOSES NORTH CURL CURL BAKERY

10am 27 July 2021: North Curl Curl Bakery is the latest venue affected by COVID-19, with the owners forced to shutdown until 6 August because of a brief encounter with a positive case. This, like several others on the Northern Beaches, is yet to be listed by NSW Health.

But Manly Observer has corresponded with the owners who confirmed the case had visited on 24 July from 9.45am to 9.55am and they had been told by NSW Health to get tested and isolate.

The owner informed Manly Observer his initial test has been negative for the virus.

The bakery is at 142 Pitt Street, and currently has this sign out the front to advise customers.

The sign outside North Curl Curl bakery today.

1pm 26 July 2021: WARRIEWOOD COLES EXPECTED TO BE NAMED AS VENUE OF CONCERN

Manly Observer understands that Coles Warriewood was visited by a COVID-19 positive person on Friday, 23 July between 10:19 and 10:39am.

It comes as the Warriewood postcode 2102 is listed as having one COVID-positive resident.

The Coles Warriewood venue is yet to be listed by NSW Health, and Manly Observer is aware of at least one person who was present at that time but who has not yet received any correspondence from NSW Health.

How reliable is this venue listing?

We have reliable evidence from several different sources and there are also signs outside the store itself.

We are aware that staff who worked at that time have been asked by NSW Health to immediately get tested and isolate and get a second test on Wednesday 28 July. Staff are not allowed to return to work until the second test is negative.

If you do not hear from NSW Health but know you were present around that time call 1800 020 080.

There were 145 cases in Sydney today with 51 infectious while in the community. 

10pm 25 July 2021: BELROSE CC FOREST WAY TRANSPORT ROUTES ADDED TO CLOSE CONTACT LIST

Public transport routes

Anyone who travelled on the following bus routes is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health. Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days:

Bus 270

 

From Wynyard Station, Clarence St, Stand S to Forest Way opp Belrose Country Club Wednesday, 14 July

6:31am to 7:04am

Bus 270 From Belrose Country Club, Forest Way to Wynyard Station, York St, Stand L Wednesday, 14 July

2:33pm to 3:00pm

Bus 270 From Clarence St after Market St to Forest Way opp Belrose Country Club Thursday, 15 July

6:17am to 6:47am

Bus 270 From Belrose Country Club, Forest Way to Wynyard Station, York St, Stand L Thursday, 15 July

2:49pm to 3:17pm

Bus 270 From Wynyard Station, Clarence St, Stand S to Forest Way opp Belrose Country Club Friday, 16 July
6:21am to 6:52am
Bus 270 From Belrose Country Club, Forest Way to Wynyard Station, York St, Stand L Sunday, 18 July

2:32pm to 2:59pm

4pm 25 July: There is now covid positive resident in the Elanora Heights area, bringing the total number of active covid cases to ten on the Northern Beaches. There are seven in Belrose, and one each in the postcodes that include Collaroy, Allambie, and Elanora Heights or Narrabeen.

The data has a one day delay.


25 July 2021:
 New South Wales recorded 141 cases of community transmission overnight, and 38 of those were infectious in the community.

wanted to also extend my condolences to two families who are grieving today. We had two deaths overnight, a woman in her 70s, but also a woman in her 30s with no pre-existing conditions. If anybody thinks this is a disease just affecting older people, please think again,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

“Firstly, please know that what will get us through this outbreak is a combination of our restrictions, but also of more people being vaccinated. Can I urge everybody to come forward and get vaccinated.

“As you know, the health advice has changed in the last few days, so everybody is welcomed to come forward and get the AstraZeneca vaccine, and please know that whether it is through your GP, through a local pharmacist or through obviously the New South Wales Health hubs, please come forward and get vaccinated.”

Belrose remains an area of concern and NSW Health urges anyone with the mildest of symptoms to come forward to testing.  More than half of Belrose residents have already come forward for testing, with thousands still in isolation.

In our view, the community has demonstrated incredible support for one another.

The active cases on the Northern Beaches have not been updated yet, but stood at 9 as at 23 July 2021.

Public transport alert

Anyone who travelled on the following public transport routes is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

Bus 271
From Glenrose Village Shopping Centre, Glen Street, Belrose
To Eastern Valley Way opp Smith Street, Middle Cove
Monday 19 July
2.17pm to 2.36pm

Bus 283
From Chatswood Station, Stand D To Glen Street opp Glenrose Village Shopping Centre, Belrose
Monday 19 July
6.22am to 6.53am

Bus 160X
From Rabbett Street at Forest Way, Frenchs Forest
To Chatswood Station, Stand D
Tuesday 20 July
2.34pm to 2.51pm

Bus 271
From Glenrose Village Shopping Centre, Glen Street, Belrose
To Forest Way opp Forestway Shopping Centre, Frenchs Forest
Tuesday 20 July
2.18pm to 2.35pm

Bus 283
From Chatswood Station, Stand C
To Glen Street opp Glenrose Village Shopping Centre, Belrose
Tuesday 20 July
6.19am to 6.54am

Bus 166
From Forestway Shopping Centre, Stand C, Frenchs Forest
To Frenchs Forest Rd opp The Forest High School, Frenchs Forest
Wednesday 21 July
2.23pm to 2.25pm

Bus 160X
From Northern Beaches Hospital, Frenchs Forest Rd, Frenchs Forest
To Chatswood Station, Stand D
Wednesday 21 July
3.11pm to 3.42pm

Bus 271
From Glenrose Village Shopping Centre, Glen Street, Belrose
To Wareham Reserve, Forest Way, Frenchs Forest
Wednesday 21 July
2.16pm to 2.22pm


24 July 2021:
We are calling out people to be particularly cautious for monitoring for symptoms and coming forward for testing at even the mildest of symptoms…in northern Sydney Belrose,” NSW Health director Dr Jeremy McAnulty has told a press conference this morning. 

NSW recorded 163 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Forty-five cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 19 cases remains under investigation.

23 July 2021: A COVID positive case appears to have worked a full eight hour shift at Belrose BWS staff member positive on Wednesday.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

 

Belrose BWS Glenrose Shopping Village, 56-58 Glen Street Wednesday 21 July

2:00pm to 10:00pm

 


23 July 2021: DEE WHY VENUE ANNOUNCED FOR TUESDAY

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

Dee Why

 

Chemist Warehouse Dee Why Plaza, 20-22/26 Howard Avenue Tuesday 20 July

12.00pm to 12.30pm

 

While today’s venue alerts are not yet uploaded if you are confused by the various venues we recommended visiting this link by NSW Health and searching by suburb, selecting suburbs you know you have been in the last fortnight.

POSITIVE CASE AT A BROOKVALE MEDICAL CENTRE; BELROSE VENUE CHANGES

A Covid positive person has visited a Brookvale medical centre, Manly Observer understands.

Manly Observer expects this venue to be formally listed as a venue of concern by NSW in coming days. Photo: Scandinavian Profiles

The case visited Warringah Medical Centre – on Dale Street in Brookvale – on Tuesday,  20 July. It is not yet listed by NSW Health but we have seen correspondence from NSW Health to close contacts of the centre. The contacts were present between 10.40am and 11.30am. Another close contact was there closer to midday.

We attempted to phone the centre but was on hold for a long period.

The Centre has a strict policy against those with COVID symptoms attending the centre, however, a positive case has attended the venue this week, Manly Observer understands.

Meanwhile NSW Health has updated information and additional times and advice relating to Belrose venues.

The information is as follows:

CHANGES AND UPDATES TO BELROSE VENUES

Updated 11pm 22 July 2021

NSW Health has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and updated and additional times for previously announced venues of concern.

*CLOSE CONTACTS*

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

Belrose Woolworths Glenrose Glenrose Village Shopping Centre,

56-58 Glen Street

Monday 19 July

5:55am to 6:00pm

Tuesday 20 July

7.00am to 4:00pm

This is in addition to previously listed times today at Belrose – Woolworths Glenrose Village, 56-58 Glen St: Tuesday 20 July, 7am – 2.30pm and Wednesday 21 July, 7:00am – 1:30pm.

– Belrose – Three Beans Café, Glenrose Village, 56-58 Glen St: Monday 19 July 6.50am to 7am, Tuesday 20 July 6.50am to 7am, and Wednesday 21 July 6.50am to 7am.

*CASUAL CONTACTS*

NSW Health wishes to advise of updated and additional times for previously announced venues of concern. Anyone who attended the following venue at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

– Belrose – Glenrose Village Shopping Centre (anywhere EXCEPT the Woolworths), 56-58 Glen Street:

Saturday 10 July 8:30am to 8:40am, Thursday 15 July 7:30am to 9:00am, Thursday 15 July 5:30pm to 6:00pm, Friday 16 July 5:55am to 4:30pm, Saturday 17 July 5:55am to 3:10pm, Sunday 18 July 5:55am to 4:30pm, Monday 19 July 5:55am to 4:00pm, Tuesday 20 July 6:50am to 2.30pm, and Wednesday 21 July 6:50am to 2:30pm.

FRESHWATER CHILDCARE CENTRE CLOSES; COLLAROY RESIDENT COVID POSITIVE; 7 CASES IN BELROSE

22 July 2021 12:30PM: A Freshwater childcare centre has closed its doors after NSW Health notified them of a close contact of COVID-19 at the centre. 

The Learning Sanctuary Freshwater sent a letter to stakeholders today advising of the close contact and telling parents  to have their child either self isolate for 14 days or be tested and self isolate until both they and the original close contact receive a negative result. 

This does not mean that a confirmed case of COVID-19 has attended the centre, they stressed, just a close contact of a case.

“We understand that this will place additional burden upon you during what is already a difficult time, and we are working closely with NSW Health to ensure the centre can reopen as soon as possible,” Centre CEO Gary Caroll writes. 

The centre is at 74-76 Lawrence St, Freshwater.

Meanwhile NSW Health statistics today a resident of Collaroy, postcode 2097, has tested positive for the virus. There is an additional case in Belrose today bringing the total number of COVID-positive residents in 2085 to seven.

NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Jeremy McAnulty said two of the new cases are workers at Belrose aged care facility Japara Corymbia.

22 July 2021 11am: NSW recorded 124 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 67 are linked to a known case or cluster – 45 are household contacts and 22 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 57 cases is under investigation.

Thirty-seven cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 22 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-eight cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 17 cases remains under investigation.

Belrose is considered an area of concern after an employee at Belrose Woolworths Supermarket has has reportedly tested positive to the virus. Details on potential exposure sites listed below (from last night.)


21 July 2021 11pm:
A significant number of Belrose locations and dates has been added to the NSW Venues of concern list for potential contact with COVID-19.

Anyone who attended the following venue on the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health.

 

Belrose Woolworths Glenrose Village, 56-58 Glen Street Saturday 10 July

8:30am to 8:40am

Thursday 15 July

7:30am to 9:00am

Friday 16 July

5:55am to 4:30pmSaturday 17 July

5:55am to 3:10pmSunday 18 July

5:55am  to 4:30pmMonday 19 July

6:00am to 4:00pm

Tuesday 20 July

7:30am to 9:00am

Belrose Ajmer’s Indian Restaurant Glenrose Village, 56-58 Glen Street Thursday 15 July

5:30pm to 6:00pm

Belrose Three Beans Cafe Glenrose Village, 56-58 Glen Street Sunday 18 July

8:50am to 9:10am

Belrose Taste Baguette Glenrose Glenrose Village, 56-58 Glen Street Sunday 18 July

11:30am to 11:45am


21 July 2021
: Pittwater MP Rob Stokes has told a community forum today that there are further active covid cases on the Northern Beaches, and a suggested ‘tradie beaches bubble’ would not be entertained.

“Sadly the figures today show we have six active cases in the local government area,” Minister Stokes said, “so the answer is no, tradies can’t just return to work in northern beaches.”

Several new exposure sites were listed for the Belrose area overnight (see list below.) and there are six residents of the Belrose area (2085) recorded as covid positive (data updated 4:25pm) 


The forum was held online with well over 100 locals, mostly tradies concerned over the shutdown announced this week.

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said this was the first time tradies had been told not to work during lockdown. “One in five   or maybe one in six of our residents are tradies,” he said, adding the changes had been a huge “curve ball” for the local government area.

Council had been receiving numerous complaints about work continuing on sites, he added. It was noted work should only continue for emergency cases, such as a roof flying off or unsecured windows or electrical wiring.

During the forum a number of experts detailed the complex business grant processes, as well individual support now available from the Commonwealth. We will share a link to the forum once it is uploaded.

This information is available on the NSW services app and local business can also contact the Council Business Support Service number 1300 434 434 or email business@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au if they need help  navigating the processes.

Northern Beaches and  NSW COVID stats

NSW recorded 110 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 54 are linked to a known case or cluster – 40 are household contacts and 14 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 56 cases is under investigation.

Thirty-seven cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 17 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-three cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 13 cases remains under investigation.

There were very long testing lines at  Warringah Aquatic and Cromer testing centres today following new exposure sites announced late last night. These were:

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT

NSW Health has upgraded the advice for the following previously announced venues. Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is now a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

– Belrose, Taste Baguette Glenrose, 56-58 Glen St: Tuesday 13 July 8:10 AM to 8:20 AM and Wednesday 14 July 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

– Belrose, Woolworths Glenrose Shopping Village, 56-58 Glen St: Wednesday 14 July 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

– Belrose, Lawrence Dry Cleaners Glenrose Shopping Village, 56-58 Glen St: Wednesday 14 July 10:30 AM to 11AM

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again:

– Belrose, Caltex Belrose, 60 Glen St: Sunday 18 July 4:20 PM to 4:40 PM

– Belrose, Woolworths Glenrose Shopping Village, 56-58 Glen St:

Friday 16 July 5:55 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday 17 July 5:55 AM to 3:10 PM

Sunday 18 July 5:55 AM to 4:30 PM

Please check the NSW Government website regularly, as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice are being updated as investigations continue. https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

5pm 18 July 2021Anyone who attended Edcon Steel in Brookvale (Winbourne Road) on Wednesday 14 July from 1.15pm-1.30 is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the past four days, you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

The two Manly venues from two weeks ago are no longer listed as there have been no transmissions.

18 July 2021: NSW recorded 105 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 66 are linked to a known case or cluster – 55 are household contacts and 11 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 39 cases remains under investigation.

Sixty-nine cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and seven cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Twenty-seven cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of two cases remains under investigation.


17 July 2021
: You can read the latest restrictions announced by the premier here.

Essentially all retail stores must close, unless click and collect is possible,  but food places can continue to serve takeaway and delivery. All construction, cleaning and non essential repairs must cease.

NSW recorded 111 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

29 cases were infectious in the community.

There are no new venues of concern on the Northern Beaches. There are three residents with COVID-19 recorded on the Beaches, each residing within the Belrose 2085 area. Jump to our summary from 10.30am on 16 July to review all Beaches venues of concern for potential exposure.  

11.03am 16 July 2021: Premier Gladys Berejiklian: “New South Wales had 97 cases of community transmission. Unfortunately, 29 of those we understand were infectious for all of the time they were infectious in the community. This is the number concerning. That number of people being infectious in the community keeps going up. We really want to stress to everybody, please stay at home.”


GETTING COVID CONFUSED? Here is a summary of all covid-related related active cases, venues and news affecting the Northern Beaches
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10.30am 16 July 2021: The Allambie Heights/Beacon Hill/Brookvale area is no longer listed as having a COVID-positive resident, while two active cases remain in the Belrose/Davidson areas, according to NSW Health data.

An observation of venues of concern for the Northern Beaches region shows no recent sites in the Manly area (the most recent was a fortnight ago), however further cases have been added to the Belrose area overnight.

An instagram post from Glenrose shops provides an update to shoppers on the recent potential exposure.

NSW Health lists a potential exposure at Glenrose Village Shopping Centre on Tuesday 13 July 2021 between 8.10am and 8.20am and Wednesday 14 July from 10.30am to 11am.

Anyone who was in this general section of this shopping centre but monitor for symptoms and if they occur get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received.

However, anyone who was in the following specific shops within the centre must get tested immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received and a second test on day five from the date of exposure (so Sunday or Monday for most);  you are a casual contact:

  • Lawrence Dry Cleaners Wednesday 14 July from 10.30- 11am
  • Woolworth Glenrose Village Wednesday 14 July from 10.30-11am
  • Taste Baguette Tuesday 13 July from 8.10am-8.20am and Wednesday 14 July from 10.30am – 11am

A reminder that other local venues for casual contacts previously listed include:

  • Belrose Hotel Bottle Shop Thursday 8 July from 7.20pm-7.45pm and Sunday 11 July from 4.45pm to 5.15pm
  • Woolworth Frenchs Forest (Forest Way) on Sunday 11 July 1.30pm – 2.15pm
  • Geronimo’s Frenchs Forest (Forest Way) on Sunday 11 July 1.30pm – 2.15pm
  • Anyone in the Forest Way Shopping Centre during that time should monitor for symptoms.

Prior to that we had casual contacts (get tested and isolate until a negative result is received) at:

  • Gloria Jeans kiosk at Manly Wharf on Saturday 3 July from 1.45pm-2pm
  • Guzman Y Gomez at Manly Wharf on Saturday 3 July from 1.50pm-2.05pm

Previously listed venues Hugos and Boathouse in Manly are now several week’s old and there appears to be no transmissions. They are no longer listed.

How are things going across Sydney generally?

NSW recorded 65 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, these figures will be updated in half an hour (11am).

Of these locally acquired cases, 40 are linked to a known case or cluster – 27 are household contacts and 13 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 25 cases remains under investigation.

Twenty-nine cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and seven cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Twenty-eight cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of one case remains under investigation.

The Premier has repeatedly stated that the number of those infectious in the community needs to be close to zero in order for lockdown to end.

We are currently in lockdown until the end of July.

1pm 14 July 2021: The Northern Beaches has its first active cases of COVID-19 – in both the Belrose and Allambie Heights areas- with one active case in 2100 and two active cases in 2085 as at midday today, 14 July, according to publicly accessible NSW Health data.

Active cases refer to residents of an area who have returned a positive COVID result, which is separate to venues of concern.

The lockdown has also been extended by two weeks, now scheduled to finish at 11:59pm on Friday 30 July.

NSW recorded 97 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 61 are linked to a known case or cluster – 45 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 36 cases remains under investigation.

60 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and seven cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. 24 cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of six cases remain under investigation.

See our rolling thread for local venues of concern and check the NSW Health website regularly.

11pm 13 July 2021: NSW Health has formally advised that anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and get tested if they develop:

Belrose

Bunnings

Niangala Close

Thursday 8 July

7:00pm to 7:45pm

Sunday 11 July

1:15pm to 2:00pm

Belrose

Belrose Hotel Bottle Shop

5 Hews Parade

Thursday 8 July

7:20pm to 7:45pm

Sunday 11 July

4:45pm to 5:15pm

Frenchs Forest

Gyronimo’s

Shop 27, Forestway Shopping Centre,

5 Forest Way

Sunday 11 July

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Frenchs Forest

Woolworths

Forestway Shopping Centre,

5 Forest Way

Sunday 11 July
1:30pm to 2:15pm

Anyone who attended the following venue at the times listed must monitor for symptoms and if they occur get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive a negative result:

 

Frenchs Forest

Forestway Shopping Centre

20 Forest Way

Sunday 11 July

1:30pm to 2:15pm


10pm 13 July UPDATE
: We now also have reliable information that Bunnings At the Belrose Supercentre was also attended by a positive covid case on 8 July and 11 July. While NSW Health has not provided times to those notified, the parties who have received these notifications report being there around 8pm on 8 July and more broadly the afternoon on 11 July. We will continue to collate relevant info and update.

6:18pm 13 July 2021: UPDATE: We have now seen evidence that a person who tested positive for COVID-19 had shopped on Sunday 11 July from 1.30pm-2.15pm at Woolworths Frenchs Forest, also at Forestway Shopping Centre.

5.45pm 13 July 2021: Manly Observer is aware of several Northern Beaches locations identified as venues of concern and likely to be announced by NSW officially in coming days.

We have seen evidence indicating Forestway Shopping Centre will be named a contact venue for COVID-19 for Sunday 11 July from 1.30pm-2pm.

Bayfield’s Liquor Superstore in Belrose has self reported via a sign outside the store advising it is temporarily closed because of potential contacts in the last week. The sign indicates there may have been a covid positive person there on Thursday 8 July 7.30pm-7.40pmAnd on Sunday 11 July 4.45pm and 5pm.

While we have heard anecdotally of some further venues in the area that may be affected we are yet to sight any evidence.

We have observed lags of up to four days in some public notification of venues via NSW Health though understand that anyone identifiable via the Service NSW app should have been contacted already.

If you think you may have been present at any of the above sites get tested then isolate immediately. If you are not contacted by NSW Health but think you may be a close or casual contact call 1800 943 553. Check NSW Health website regularly for official venue notifications.

We will provide further updates as they become available.

3pm 13 July 2021: NSW recorded 89 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 75 are linked to a known case or cluster – 59 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 14 cases remains under investigation.

A number of significant financial packages have been announced today which should be well covered by broader press.

There remains no reported active cases of COVID-19 on the Northern Beaches.

11am 12 JulyNSW recorded 112 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Of these locally acquired cases, 64 are linked to a known case or cluster – 41 are household contacts and 23 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 48 cases remains under investigation.

Forty-eight cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 12 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Thirty-four cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 18 cases remain under investigation.

Also a reminder that from today the use of the NSW Government’s COVID-Safe Check-In will be mandatory at most workplaces and retail businesses in the State.

There are still no active cases on the Northern Beaches.


7pm 11 July 2021:
NSW Health has finally publicly listed potential Manly exposure site Guzman and Gomez, which we alerted the public to on Friday morning.  It has also confirmed that the Gloria Jeans kiosk around the corner in the Manly wharf terminal.

Anyone who attended the Guzman Y Gomez from 1.50pm-2.05pm and Gloria Jeans around the corner from 1.45pm-2pm on 3 July is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and get tested if they develop.

Manly Guzman Y Gomez Shop 14 Manly Wharf, East Esplanade Saturday 3 July

1.50pm – 2.05pm

 

Manly Gloria Jeans Coffees Kiosk 1, Manly Wharf, East Esplanade Saturday 3 July

1.45pm – 2pm

 

Manly Observer wrote to NSW Health on Saturday asking if it could clarify some points relating to time and contact level but was told, “If there is a risk to public health, we will provide details in future public health alerts.”

It is now eight days since the potential exposure event and three days since we made our information public.

Midday 11 July: NSW recorded 77 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 55 are linked to a known case or cluster – 39 are household contacts and 16 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 22 cases remains under investigation.

Thirty-two cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and nine cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Thirty-three cases were infectious in the community, and three cases remain under investigation.

Incredibly there remains no active cases on the Northern Beaches and, while there are many in isolation as close contacts, we have not been alerted to any incidents of covid spread in local venues that were listed (or known to be but not formally listed) as venues of concern.

 

8pm 9 July 2021: Manly Observer has reliable evidence that a COVID positive case was present in Manly last Saturday (3 July) mid afternoon in the wharf area. We know of at least one registered visit – at Guzman and Gomez around 2pm.

We will not have exact details or health instructions unless the information becomes publicly released by NSW Health but in the interim anyone who was at that store around 1.45-2ish should get tested and isolate.

We will provide a formal update when one becomes available.

We do not report cases ahead of NSW Health without reliable proof and a sufficient case for public interest. We respect they are very busy contact tracing which can cause the lag in public reporting. In some instances, NSW Health does not end up listing the venue, which is an indication it is no longer considered a public threat or they are confident each potential contact has been located already. 

View our coverage of today’s increased restriction here. 

The Manly Beach front has been a popular spot for exercise as many locals have been meeting for group swims and runs – all allowable until 5pm today. The Premier will tighten restrictions as case numbers escalate elsewhere in Sydney.
Photo: Troy Constable


11:15am 7 July 2021
: LOCKDOWN EXTENDED NSW recorded 27 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has extended lockdown to Friday week (ending midnight July 16 into 17).

Manly MP James Griffin says he will continue to advocate for early release from lockdown for Manly given there continues to be no active cases in the region.

11:30am 3 July 2021: NSW recorded 35 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, of which 29 are linked to previously confirmed cases. While there are many in isolation, there remains no active cases on the Northern Beaches.

10:30pm 2 July 2021: The bistro area of Manly’s Novotel hotel has been specifically  listed by NSW Health as a venue of concern for close contact with COVID ON 26 June between 8am and 9am. This is in addition to previously listed times of midnight to 12pm at the hotel. Two Avalon locations have also been listed as casual contact venues from later that day.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health:

Manly Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific – Bistro area 55 North Steyne Saturday 26 June

8.00am to 9.00am

 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the listed times is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and get tested if they develop:

Bondi Beach EzyMart 134 Campbell Parade Saturday 26 June

1.20pm to 1.45pm

Avalon Beach Avalons Organics 25 Avalon Parade Saturday 26 June

3.00pm to 4.00pm

Avalon Beach Chemist Warehouse 4/74 Old Barrenjoey Road Saturday 26 June

3.00pm to 4.00pm


4pm 2 July 2021:
Manly Observer has highly reliable evidence from three different sources that shows three staff at Manly’s Little Lane Learning Centre on Pittwater Road have been notified NSW Health as CASUAL contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19. The Centre Management has contacted all families linked with the centre to notify them, and have said that NSW Health advised they remain open. Staff have gone undergone immediate testing and have reportedly shown no signs of illness. They are currently self isolating and will not return to work or the community until a negative test is received.

There are a significant numbers of residents and local workers in isolation in Manly and surrounds either awaiting either test results or completion of mandatory 14 day isolation.  At this stage, however, there remains zero active cases in the region, these are precautionary measures only.

3pm 2 July 2021: There were 31 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in NSW today, with 27 like dot previously known cases. No further venues of concern on the Northern Beaches at this stage, though many locals remain in isolation after being considered a close contact.

1pm 1 July 2021: TWO NORTHERN BEACHES VENUES NAMED

Manly’s Novotel hotel has just been named a casual contact location by NSW Health for 26 June from 12am-12pm (corrected time) as was Avalon Woolworths for 3.30pm-4pm on the same day. All casual contacts must immediately get tested and self-isolate until  a negative test result is received.

Manly Novotel Manly 55 North Steyne Saturday, 26 June

12am – 12pm

Avalon Beach Woolworths 74 Old Barrenjoey Road Saturday, 26 June

3:30pm – 4pm

11am 1 July 2021, NSW recorded 24 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, of which 17 are linked to previously confirmed cases.

One of today’s new cases is that of a healthcare worker, announced to the media yesterday, who worked at Fairfield Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital while infectious from the 24 June to 28 June.
More than 200 staff and patients have been identified as close contacts to date, with investigations and contact tracing ongoing.

Lights to stay in til 9pm at Northern Beaches at sport fields

To extend the hours you can exercise during lockdown, Northern Beaches council is turning on the lights at selected local sport fields on weekdays until 9pm and weekends until 6pm. Please follow social distancing and restrict exercising to less than 10 people.

11am 30 June: NSW recorded 22 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, all of which are linked to previously confirmed cases.

Six new overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,637.
There have been 171 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case of the Bondi cluster, a driver who transported international flight crew, was reported. Of these, 160 are now linked to the Bondi cluster.
There is still NO active case of COVID-19 or new venue alert on the Northern Beaches.
New rules are about to introduced for takeaway businesses to require QR code’s from 12 July.

 

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11am 29 June: NSW recorded 19 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Seventeen of these cases are linked to previously confirmed cases and the source of infection for two cases is under investigation.
 

Incredibly, there is still no new Northern Beaches venues listed. Heat maps show no active cases of COVID-19 on the Northern Beaches.

The Treasurer is currently announcing new financial package for NSW businesses similar to the hardship grants.

Link to grants detail can be viewed here.

11am, 28 June: NSW recorded 18 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Fifteen of these cases are linked to the Bondi cluster, two are close contacts of a previously reported unlinked case. There are NO new Northern Beaches venues listed more active cases for the Northern Beaches region at this stage. 

10am, 28 June: BOATHOUSE AT SHELLY NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS

Promising signs coming from one of the local contact venues, Boathouse at Shelly Beach, with no positive covid tests so far following extensive testing. Not all results are in.

What they wrote to us this morning:

“We can confirm that a guest with COVID-19 visited The Boathouse Shelly Beach on Sunday 20 June 2021 between 8:35am – 11:40am. NSW Health are currently undertaking contact tracing, and our team who were working during this period of time, as well as our guests, were immediately tested and made to isolate for a period of 14 days regardless of their test result. We are pleased to say all of these results came back negative. As a precautionary measure, The Boathouse Shelly Beach underwent a deep clean as well as fog cleaning by specialist COVID-19 cleaners.”

You can find more information regarding this case on our website here https://www.theboathousegroup.com.au/covid-information .”

Boathouse at Shelly is one of two official contact venues in Manly.

Changes to visits at Northern Beaches Hospital

27 June, 2021

 

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11am, 27 June 2021: There were 30 new cases overnight. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she expects that case numbers will increase over the next few days. The Premier says they are working on a financial package to help businesses which will be announced in the next few days.

The heat maps currently show no cases on the Northern Beaches and there are no further venues of concern other than the two already known- hugos and boathouse at Shelly.


11PM, 26 June 2021: The up to date restrictions under the new public health order have now been outlined in detail on the NSW HEALTH website.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney


2:02PM,  26 June 2021.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian: “So, from 6:00pm today, all of Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong will go into a lockdown with stay-at-home orders in place until midnight Friday July 9. So essentially, a fortnight from midnight yesterday, all of Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong will go into lockdown with stay at home provisions.” 

Should people on holidays return?

REPORTER: First day of school holidays and some families from Greater Sydney may have already left to the regions and they have to come home now?

Dr Kerry Chant: Those individuals if they’ve been in Greater Sydney since June 21 will need to follow the stay-at-home orders for that period for the 14 days since they left.

REPORTER: So if they’re on a family holiday in the recent days, they can stay there, but they just can’t go to any restaurants?

Dr Chant: Restaurants and other activities. They can buy food and groceries and enjoy the outdoor environment, but they can’t go to hospitality and other venues.

HERE IS OUR LOCAL CASES THREAD:

It’s here. Two Manly venues close contact with COVID-19.

Two known contact venues in Manly are Hugos and Boathouse. We are aware of at least one other venue but are seeking further evidence before reporting.

WE HAVE A PINNED FACEBOOK THREAD FOR LOCALS TO SHARE TESTING WAIT TIMES:

 

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