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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Take COVID-19 warnings seriously: Hornery

Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery is worried not everyone is taking the latest health warnings surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously.

NSW Health reported today (Tuesday 22 December) there were eight new cases of community transmission over the past 24 hours, seven of which have been linked to the Avalon Beach cluster.

That latest COVID-19 figure takes the overall Northern Beaches tally to 90.

One additional case is a transport nurse, currently in quarantine.

“There was a record number of people tested yesterday (Monday), a total of 44,466,” Ms Hornery said.

“Thankfully, none of the cases or sites visited are of concern for the Hunter.

“However, I have noticed a big failure of many businesses, as well as their patrons, when it comes to signing into venues.

“Customers are failing to sign in, while businesses aren’t following up to see whether they’ve done so or not.

“So, please check in every time – and ensure your patrons have checked in, too.”

Ms Hornery said a simple QR Code could make a world of difference.

“If you scan it, it’ll take you to the Service NSW page,” she explained.

“That will then give you all the information you need, so you can sign up for the free QR Code from the government.

“This has been vital in being able to track down all the customers in the Northern Beaches who have been infected and allowed NSW Health to respond quickly.

“Anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

“There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across the state, many of which are open seven days a week.”

To find your nearest clinic, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/…/how-to-protect…/clinics or contact your local GP.