The latest updates, news and numbers for Newcastle and the Hunter region’s COVID-19 outbreak.

October 25, 2021

Hunter New England Health continues to urge the community to get vaccinated and keep
coming forward for testing should they experience any symptoms, with 59 new cases
diagnosed to 8pm last night.

Dr David Durrheim, Public Health Physician, Hunter New England Population Health said of the new cases:

  • 19 are from Newcastle LGA;
  • 16 are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • Seven are from Cessnock LGA;
  • Six are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Four are from Maitland LGA;
  • Two are from Armidale LGA;
  • One is from Dungog LGA;
  • One is from Mid-Coast LGA;
  • One is from Moree LGA;
  • One is from Singleton LGA;
  • One is from Tamworth LGA.

Dr Durrheim said fifteen cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 40 were infectious in the community, and four are still under investigation.

Forty-six cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, nine are unlinked, and the source of four cases is under investigation.

To find the full archived list of daily updates from each day in October, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Walk-in Pfizer vaccination clinics available across the district this week

Kurri Kurri pop-up vaccination clinic: October 27

Kurri Kurri Guide Hall, 116 Lang Street, 10 am to 1 pm
Walk-in Pfizer appointments, open to those aged 12 years and over.

Cameron Park walk-in Pfizer clinic: October 26

The Canopy, Pasterfield Community Centre, 18C Horizon Ave, 10 am to 1 pm
Walk-in or pre-register via http://nswhvam.health.nsw.gov.au/vam
Open to 12 years and over

Maryland: October 27

Maryland Multipurpose Centre, 207 Maryland Drive, 10 am to 1 pm.

Walk-in or pre-register via http://nswhvam.health.nsw.gov.au/vam
Open to those aged 12 years and over.

Narrabri: November 4

Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, 35 Hinds Street, Narrabri, 10 am to 2.30 pm.

Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 years and older, including non-Aboriginal partners and household members. Those aged 12-15 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Newcastle and the Hunter region’s full list of exposure sites

Anyone who attended these *** locations around the times listed is deemed a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. They are urged to call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health.

Anyone who attended these * locations around the times listed is deemed a casual contact (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close contacts). They must get tested and isolate until a negative test result is received.

Anyone who attended the following venues on the specified dates please monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms appear:

NEWCASTLE LGA

ADAMSTOWN
  • *PRP Diagnostic Imaging on September 14 between from 8.20am and 9.30am.
BROADMEADOW
  • *** XPT service, Broadmeadow to Werris Creek, Werris Creek to Armidale on Thursday, July 29, 2021. The train left Broadmeadow at 11.40am and arrived in Armidale at 5.30pm on the same day.
  • *Newcastle Basketball Stadium on Tuesday, August 3 from 8.15pm to 9.30pm (amended times following further investigation).
  • *Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Broadmeadow on August 3 from 8.15pm until 9.30pm.
  • *Newcastle Home Timber and Hardware, Broadmeadow on August 4 from 11.25am until 12.10pm.
  • *PETQuarters, Wednesday, August 4 between 11.08am and 11.25am.
  • *Newcastle City Farmers Markets, Newcastle Showground on September 26 between 8:00am and 9:00am.
  • *Broadmeadow Medical Centre on September 27 between 8:00am and 8:50am.
CALLAGHAN
  • *** Any residents or visitors to International House, Callaghan Campus, University of Newcastle, between Wednesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 7.
  • * Oval 2 (soccer match), University of Newcastle on Wednesday, August 4 from 5.30pm to 6.42pm.
CHARLESTOWN
  • *** Apple Store, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 3.10pm to 3.50pm. 
  • *** Boost Juice, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 3.52pm to 3.56pm. 
  • *** Cotton On, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 3.57pm to 3.58pm. 
  • *** Jay Jays, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 3.58pm to 4.13pm, and 4.54pm to 4.59pm.
  • *** Priceline Pharmacy, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 4.20pm to 4.25pm. 
  • *** Glassons, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 4.26pm to 4.41pm. 
  • *** Supre, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 4.43pm to 4.53pm. 
  • *** Factorie, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 5.02pm to 5.08pm.
  • *** Charlestown Square Food Court (Guzman y Gomez and McDonald’s) on July 29 from 5.09pm to 5.44pm. 
  • *** Ground Level Newsagency, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 3.16pm to 3.22pm, and 4.18pm to 4.24pm. 
  • *** Pearl Nails, Charlestown Square on July 29 from 3.23pm to 4.18pm.
  • *** Nextra Newsagency, Charlestown Square on Thursday July 29 from 3.15pm to 3.22pm and 4.18pm to 4.24pm.
  • * Cha Time, Charlestown Square on Tuesday, August 2 from 12.41pm to 12.44pm.
  • * KFC, Charlestown Square on Tuesday, August 2 from 12.45pm to 1.10pm.
  • * Charlestown Square Foodcourt on Thursday, August 5 from 12.41pm to 1.10pm.
  • *Big W, Charlestown Square on Wednesday, August 4 from 9.16am to 10am.
  • *McDonald’s, Charlestown Square on Thursday, July 29 from 5.09pm to 5.44pm.
  • *** Central Charlestown Leagues Club on Monday, August 2 from 12pm until 5pm, Tuesday, August 3 from 5.30pm to 9.20pm and Wednesday, August 4 from 4.40pm to 8.45pm.
  • *Ghanda Clothing, Charlestown Square, on Wednesday, August 4 from 9.05am to 9.15am.
  • *** Super Vape store on Thursday, August 5 from 3pm to 3.30pm.
  • * McDonalds, Charlestown Square on August 5 from 9am until 9.05am.
  • *Van Gool, Charlestown Square on August 5 from 12pm until 12.10pm.
  • *City Beach, Charlestown Square on August 5 from 9am – 2pm.
  • *Priceline Pharmacy Charlestown on August 4 from 1:55pm to 2:05pm.
  • *Charlestown Square Shopping Centre on August 4 from 1.04pm to 3.45pm.
  • *Gadget Mall, Charlestown Square on August 4 from 1.04pm to 3.45pm.
  • *Coles Charlestown Square on Wednesday 25 from 10:15am to 10:25am.
  • *Charlestown Medical and Dental Centre on August 23 from 9am to 10am.
  • *Coles, Charlestown Square on August 29 from 10.25am to 11.25am.
  • *Dan Murphys, Charlestown Square on August 29 from 11.23am to 11.27am.
  • *Woolworths Charlestown on August 22from 3.30pm to 4pm, August 24 from 2.15pm to 2.35pm and 4pm to 4.35pm.
  • *Woolworths, Charlestown Square on September 9 from 11.40am to 12pm and September 11 from 11am to 11.25am.
  • *Australia Post on September 15 between 8:55am and 9:10am.
  • *Chemist Warehouse Charlestown on September 22 between 6:25pm and 6:45pm, September 20 between 7:40pm and 7:55pm.
  • *Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Charlestown Square on September 27 between 9.30am and 10.15am.
  • *Apple Charlestown on September 22 between 11:20am and 11:45am.
  • *Hunter Imaging Group Charlestown on September 27 between 10:00am and 10:25am.
  • * Just Cuts, Charlestown, Friday October 15 from 4.05pm to 4.45pm.
COOKS HILL
  • ***Mr Rice Takeaway on Wednesday, August 4 from 3pm to 3.20pm.
  • ***Darby Raj, Wednesday August 4, between 7.13pm and 7.15pm.
  • *Darby Kebab & Pide, Cooks Hill on August 31 from 10.10pm to 10.30pm.
  • *Harris Farm Market, Cooks Hill on August 30 from 1.20pm to 1.40pm.
ELERMORE VALE
  • *Ritchies IGA, Elermore Vale Shopping Centre on August 15 from 10.21am to 10.45am.
  • * Hotel Elermore Vale Bottle Shop on August 13 from 7pm to 7.05pm.
GEORGETOWN
  • *Vinny’s Takeaway Georgetown on September 24 between 4:30pm and 7:30pm, September 25 between 10:00am and 2:00pm, September 23 between 10:00am and 11:00am, September 22 between 10:00am and 1:30pm and 4:30pm and 5:30pm.
HAMILTON
  • *** Corset Bar and Supper Club on Wednesday, July 28 between 7.30pm to 10pm.
  • *NAB Bank, 31 Beaumont St on Tuesday, August 3 between 12.45pm and 1.15pm.
  • *Guzman y Gomez Beauumont St, Monday, August 2 between 3.10pm and 3.30pm.
  • *Aldi on August 20 from 1pm to 1.25pm.
  • ***Oasis Village Kebab Shop on September 10 from 7.05pm to 7.25pm
  • *Piggots Pharmacy Hamilton on September 15 between 9:00am and 9:15am.
  • *Jimbo’s Barbershop, Wednesday October 13 from 1.15pm to 2.05pm.
ISLINGTON
  • *The Newcastle Hotel, Islington Sunday, August 1 from 9.45pm to 11.30pm.
  • *Pumped Up Kicks on September 8 from 11.55am to 12.20pm.
JESMOND
  • *Woolworths on Thursday, August 5 at 7.30pm to 7.45pm, August 8 between 4.22pm and 4.28pm.
  • *XS Espresso on Sunday, August 1 from 12.16pm to 1.30pm.
  • *Big W on Thursday, July 29 from 8pm to 8.30pm.
  • * Hungry Jacks on Monday, August 2 from 3pm to 3.15pm.
  • *Pizza Hut on Monday, August 2 from 7.50pm to 8pm.
  • *Big W on August 8 from 4.15pm until 4.20pm.
  • * R-Harn Thai Eatery on August 9 from 5.35pm until 6pm.
  • *Priceline Pharmacy Jesmond on August 4 from 12.50pm until 12.55pm.
  • *R-Harn Thai Eatery on August 9 from 5.35pm until 6pm.
  • *Priceline Pharmacy, Jesmond on August 2 from 4pm until 4.20pm, August 13 from 9.10am until 9.20am.
  • *Pizza Hut, Jesmond on August 2 from 7.30pm until 8pm.
  • *Jesmond Fruit Barn, Saturday, August 7 between 12.10pm and 12.20pm
  • *BWS Jesmond Central, Saturday, August 7 between 12.45pm and 12.55pm and Tuesday, August 3 between 5.48pm and 5.58pm.
  • *KFC Jesmond on August 29 from 12.20pm to 1.10pm.
  • *Priceline Pharmacy, COVID Vaccination Clinic on September 11 between 8:45am and 9:30am.
  • *BWS Jesmond on September 24 between 1:00pm and 7:35pm, September 24 between 10:25am and 12:05pm and September 23 between 4:00pm and 8:05pm.
KOTARA
  • * JD Sports, Westfield Kotara on Wednesday, July 28 from 3.30pm to 3.40pm.
  • * Kmart, Westfield Kotara on July 28 from 3.40pm to 3.50pm.
  • *** Barber Industries, Westfield Kotara on Thursday, August 5 from 1.30pm to 2pm.
  • * Cha Time, Westfield Kotara on Thursday, August 5 from 2.06pm to 2.11pm.
  • * Prouds, Westfield Kotara on Thursday, August 5 from 1.59pm to 2.06pm.
  • ***Just Nails Westfield Kotara, Thursday, August 5, 12.55pm to 2pm.
  • ***Air Locker Training Kotara, Monday, August 2, 8.15am to 9.15am and Tuesday, August 3, 6.15am to 7.15am.
  • ***Barber Industries, Westfield Kotara on Thursday, August 5 from 1.30pm to 2pm.
  • *Aldi on August 8 from 11.31am until 11.51am.
  • *Pharmacy 4 Less, Kotara on August 4 from 2.02pm to 2.15pm.
  • * Nutrition Warehouse on August 8 from 11.15am to 11.30am.
  • *Reject Shop, Home Makers Centre on August 7 from 11.30am to 12pm.
  • *Kinn Thai, Westfield Kotara on August 25 from 6.30pm to 6.40pm.
  • *Bunnings on September 10 from 3.50pm to 4.15pm.
  • *Priceline Pharmacy on September 25 between 11.55am and 12.20pm.
  • *Aldi on September 27 between 10:00m and 11:10am.
  • *Pearl Nails, Westfield Shopping Centre, Wednesday October 13 from 4.50pm to 5.30pm.
  • *EMF Kotara, Westfield Shopping Centre, Wednesday October 13 from 10am to 11.05am and Thursday October 14 from 9.10am to 10.15am.
LAMBTON
  • ***Planet Fitness on Tuesday, August 3 from 3.05pm to 5pm.
  • *Elder Street Practice on September 28between 3:20pm and 4:15pm.
MARYLAND
  • *** Ampol Service Station on August 6 from 4.30am to 10am.
MAYFIELD
  • San Clemente High.
  • *Chemist Warehouse, Saturday August 7 between 2.36pm and 2.40pm.
  • *Woolworths Mayfield on August 11 from 8.46am to 8.58am.
  • *BWS Mayfield on September 4 from 6.45pm to 6.50pm.
  • *Chemist Warehouse on September 9 from 5.05pm to 5.25pm.
  • *Coles on September 4 from 11.55am to 12.40pm.
  • *Chemist Warehouse on September 9 from 5:05pm to 5:25pm.
  • *Chemist Warehouse on September 11 from 5.45pm to 5.55pm and 12.45pm to 1.05pm.
  • *Woolworths on September 8 from 2.45pm to 3.05pm and 7.55pm to 8.15pm, September 9 from 6.55pm to 7.05pm and September 11 from 6.05pm to 6.20pm.
  • *Priceline Pharmacy on September 4 from 5.12pm to 5.30pm.
  • *Coles on September 7 between 4:30pm and 4:45pm and September 8 between 7:20am and 7:30am.
  • *Woolworths Mayfield on September 12 from 8:05pm to 8:45pm, September 11 between 8:10pm and 8:40pm and between 6:05pm and 6:20pm, September 9 between 6:55pm and 7:05pm, September 8 between between 2:45pm and 3:05pm and between 7:55pm and 8:15pm.
  • *Mayfield Laundromat on September 19 from 6am – 9pm (attended multiple times throughout the day).
  • *Chemist Warehouse on September 25 between 8.45am and 9.05am.
NEWCASTLE
  • *The Great Northern Hotel on Friday, July 30 from 7pm until 8pm.
  • *Babylon on Friday, July 30 from 8.05pm until 8.30pm.
  • *The Cambridge Hotel on Friday, July 30 from 8.45pm until 3am.
  • ***Queen’s Wharf Hotel on Sunday, August 1 from 8.15pm until 9.20pm.
  • *** Honeysuckle Social on Thursday, August 5 from 12.10pm to 1.50pm.
  • *Blue Door (Hunter St) on August 4 from 1.16pm to 1.30pm.
  • *Chemist Warehouse on August 18 from 5.27pm to 5.37pm.
  • *Newcastle Courthouse (main entry area on ground floor, level 2, and court room 2.1) on September 10 from 9.30am to 12pm (midday).
  • *Subway, Hunter Street Mall on September 9 from 3.05pm to 3.15pm.
  • *Central Plaza on September 21, September 22, September 23, September 24, September 25, September 26 and September 27.
  • *Newcastle Courthouse, 2.1, on September 24 between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
  • *Honeysuckle Social on Wednesday October 13 from 6pm to 8pm.
NEWCASTLE WEST
  • *Aldi on Tuesday, August 3 from 9.25am to 9.30am.
  • *Woolworths on Tuesday, August 3 from 9.30am to 9.50am, Wednesday, August 4 from 1pm to 1.20pm.
  • *Pharmacy Care, Marketown on September 17 from 5.40pm to 5.55pm.
  • *Docs MegaSave Pharmacy on September 21 between 1.36pm and 1.41pm, September 22 between 10.56am and 10.59am, September 23 between 1.43pm and 1.49pm, September 24 between 7.52pm and 7.56pm, September 25 between 5.19pm and 5.24pm, September 26 between 2.30pm and 2.40pm, September 28 between 3.54pm and 4.02pm.
NEW LAMBTON
  •  ***New Lambton Wests – lower al fresco gaming area, main bar and Hopsmith bar smoking area on Wednesday, August 4 from 7.50pm to 10pm.
  • *Ritchie’s IGA on Tuesday, August 3 from 2.35pm to 2.45pm.
  • ***Planet Fitness gym near McDonald Jones Stadium on Tuesday, August 3 from 3.05pm to 5pm.
  • General Roberts Hotel on Thursday, August 5 from 7.20pm to 7.35pm.
NEW LAMBTON HEIGHTS
  • *** John Hunter Hospital Emergency Department on August 6, from 12am (midnight) to 12.50am, August 5 from 8.42pm to 12am (midnight).
SHORTLAND
  • * 7 Eleven Service Station on Wednesday, July 28 from 9pm to 9.05pm.
  • * 7 Eleven Service Station on Friday, July 30 from 3.15am to 3.25am.
  • * 7 Eleven Service Station on Sunday, August 1 from 4.37am to 4.47am.
  • *** Shortland Hotel and Bottlemart, Shortland on Thursday, July 29 from 9pm to 12am.
  • Shortland Public School.
  • * Shortland Hotel, Monday October 11 from 6.55pm to 7.50pm
THE JUNCTION
  • ***Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant from Saturday, July 31 to Thursday, August 5 any time.
  • * The Grumpy Baker on Tuesday, August 3 from 12.26pm until 12.28pm.
  • * Coles on August 8 from 12.53pm until 1pm.
  • * Grill’d, The Junction on Sunday 8 August from 1pm to 1.10pm.
  • *Coles, Junction Fair on September 15 between 3:30pm and 5:50pm.
  • *Hunter Phone and Computer Doctors at Junction Fair Shopping Centre on September 10 between 4:40pm and 5:00pm.
WALLSEND
  • *Caltex Elermore Vale on Thursday, August 5 from 8.45am to 9.15am.
  • *Coles on August 9 from 7.31pm to 7.37pm, August 13 from 12.32pm to 12.50pm, on August 15 from 7.20pm to 7.30pm.
  • *Bunnings on August 15 from 2.26pm to 2.30pm.
  • *BWS on August 14 from 4.20pm to 4.30pm.
  • *BWS on August 14 from 4.23pm to 4.29pm.
  • *Bunnings on September 5 from 9.05am to 9.30am.
  • *Wallsend Post Office on September 7 from 4.40pm to 4.45pm.
  • *Aldi on September 6 from 1pm to 1.15pm, September 9 from 11.05am to 11.15am.
  • *Aldi on September 16 between 4:20pm and 5:05pm.
  • *Bunnings on September 15 between 8:30am and 8:35am and September 14 between 2:20pm and 7:00pm.
  • *Bunnings Wallsend on September 22between 8.45am and 9.25am.
  • *McDonalds Wallsend (in-store customers only) on September 22 between 8:00am and 4:05pm, September 20 between 10:05am and 4:05pm.
  • *Simply Pharmacy on September 29 between 3:15pm and 3:50pm and September 28 between 12:45pm and 1:35pm.
WARATAH
  • *Coles, Waratah Shopping Village on August 5 from 1pm until 1.40pm, August 6 from 5.25pm until 5.45pm and August 8 from 12.01pm until 12.35pm.
  • *Redeem City of David Church, Waratah on Sunday, August 1 from 10am until 2.30pm.
  • ***The Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David, Waratah every day from Saturday, July 31 to August 4 all day.
  • *Coles on September 8 from 4.55pm to 5.05pm.
  • *Coles on September 15 between 10:00am and 10:30am.
FLIGHT PATHS
  • ***Virgin flight VA1593 on Wednesday 6 October departing Melbourne at 12.56pm and arriving Newcastle at 2.19pm.

GREATER NEWCASTLE AND THE HUNTER

ABERMAIN
  • *Abermain Pharmacy on September 29 from 11am to 11:30am.
ANNA BAY
  • *IGA, Anna Bay Tuesday 7 September from 11.35am to 11.45am
  • *Anna Bay Bottle Shop on September 8 between 2:20pm and 2:30pm and September 7 between 12:20pm and 12:30pm.
  • *IGA on September 12 between 3.35pm and 3.45pm, September 13 between 7.45am and 7.55am and between 12.25pm and 12.35pm.
  • *IGA on September 13 between 7:30am and 8:00am and between 12:15pm and 12:45pm, and September 12 between 3:30pm and 4:00pm.
BELMONT 
  • *Belmont Vaccination Hub on Thursday, August 5 from 11am until 11.45am.
  • *Belmont Vaccination Hub on September 3 from 11.45am to 12.45pm.
  • *Woolworths Belmont on August 28 from 4.55pm to 5.10pm.
  • *Belmont Vaccination Hub on September 25 between 12:00pm and 2:00pm and September 21 between 4:45pm and 5:45pm.
  • *Commonwealth Bank Belmont on September 27 between 9:30am and 10:30am.
  • *Belmont Vaccination Hub on September 21 between 4:45pm and 5:45pm, September 25 between 12:00pm and 2:00pm, September 28 between 12.15pm and 1.15pm and September 30 between 9:00am and 10.30am.
BENNETTS GREEN
  • *Bunnings, August 7 between 12.41pm and 1.10pm, and Sunday, August 8 between 10.58am and 11.30am.
  • Bunnings on September 21between 3.25pm and 4.05pm.
BERESFIELD
  • *The Steggles Shop on August 12 from 2.20pm to 2.47pm.
  • *BP Beresfield, John Renshaw Drive on September 3 from 1.20pm to 1.30pm
  • *Woolworths on September 8 from 9am to 9.15am.
  • *Woolworths on September 11 from 8.30am to 8.50am.
  • *Hungry Jacks on September 23 between 3.45am and 12.35pm and September 24 between 4.40am and 2.45pm.
  • *Greater Bank Beresfield on September 24 between 10:25am and 10:50am.
BOOLAROO
  • *Bunnings on August 14 from 5.09pm to 5.39pm.
  • * Bunnings on August 15 from 2.52pm to 3pm.
  • *Costco petrol station or membership office, between August 16 and August 20. 
  • ***Costco Warehouse from August 16 to August 20.
  • *Costco Wholesale Membership Hut and Petrol Station on September 7 from 10.20am to 10.35am.
BONNELLS BAY
  • *Australia Post on September .17 between 3:25pm and 3:35pm
BOORAGUL

***Bus 269 First Street at Fourth Street, Booragul to John Street at King Street, Warners Bay on Tuesday, August 3 from 10.15am to 10.27am, Wednesday, August 4 from 10.18am to 10.30am, and Thursday, August 5 from 10.16am to 10.28am.

BRANXTON
  • *Coles Huntlee, Friday, August 6 between 6.25pm and 6.35pm.
  • *Coles Branxton on September 21 between 6:00am and 9:00am.
  • *Branxton Fish and Chippery on September 27 between 1:45pm and 2:20pm.
CAMERON PARK
  • *Mad Mex Fresh Mexican on Thursday, August 5 from 12.50pm until 1pm.
  • *Star Nails, Wednesday August 4 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.
  • *Caltex, Cameron Park on August 27 from 1.15pm – 1.20pm.
  • *Subway, Cameron Park on September 1 from 10.20am to 10.30am.
  • *Choice Pharmacy on September 10 between 2.45pm and 2.55pm.
  • *Mad Mex Fresh Mexican on Thursday, August 5 from 12.50pm until 1pm.
  • *Star Nails, Wednesday August 4 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.
  • *Caltex, Cameron Park on August 27 from 1.15pm – 1.20pm.
  • *Subway, Cameron Park on September 1 from 10.20am to 10.30am.
  • *Choice Pharmacy on September 10 between 2.45pm and 2.55pm.
  • *Woolworths on September 12 between 4:40pm and 5:35pm.
  • *Choice Pharmacy on September 12 from 12.40pm to 12.50pm.
CARDIFF
  • *Woolworths on Monday, August 2 from 1pm until 6pm, Tuesday, August 3 from 7am until 10.45am and Saturday, August 7 from 1.15pm to 2pm.
  • *Terry White Chemist on Tuesday, August 3 from 10.44am until 10.50am.
  • *BWS on August 4 between 11am and 11.15am.
  • *Woolworths on August 7 from 1.17pm to 1.45pm. 
  • *BWS Cardiff Marketplace on August 17 from 5.20pm to 5.26pm.
  • *Woolworths, Cardiff Shopping Centre on August 17 between 5pm and 5.30pm, August 7 between 1.17pm and 1.45pm, August 3 between 7am and 10.45am and August 2 between 1pm and 6pm. 
  • *Woolworths, Cardiff Shopping Centre on August 17 from 5.06pm to 5.22pm.
  • *BWS on September 3 from 10.35am to 10.45am.
  • *New Nero Espresso Bar on September 3 from 7.20am to 7.30am.
  • *Woolworths on September 7 from 9.15pm to 9.50pm.
CESSNOCK
  • *Cessnock Day Night Pharmacy on August 27 6.15pm to 6.30pm.
  • *BP Cessnock on August 25 from 9:30am to 9:40am.
  • *Commonwealth Bank on August 25 from 10:35am to 10:50am.
  • *Woolworths on September 12 from 5.30pm to 6pm.
  • *Petstock on September 11 between 8.45am and 9am and September 12 between 10.15am and 10.20am.
  • *PK’s Olde General Store on September 11 between 12:00pm to 12:15pm.
  • *McDonald’s on September 14 between 9:00am – 5.30pm, September 15 between 6:00am – 2:00pm, September 16 between 3:00pm – 11:00pm, September 17 between 9:00am – 5.30pm, September 18 between 9:00am – 5:00pm, September 20 between 6:00am – 2:00pm and September 21 between 3:00pm – 11:00pm.
  • *Subway Cessnock on September 28 between 4:15pm and 8:30pm.
  • *7-Eleven Cessnock on September 30 between 3:00pm and 4:00pm, September 30 between 11:30am and 12:00pm, September 30 between 11:00am and 11:20am, September 28 between 12:00pm and 1:00pm and between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.
  • *Cumberland Motor Inn Cessnock, 57 Cumberland Street on October 5 all day, Monday 4 October all day and Sunday 3 October all day.
  • *Aldi Cessnock on October 2 between 7:20pm and 7:40pm.
  • *Cessnock Courthouse, Wednesday October 13 from 10am to 10.50am.
  • *Cessnock Police Station, Thursday October 21 from 5.30pm to 6pm.
DENMAN
  • *Denman Engineering on September 24 from 7:30am to 4:30pm.
  • The Royal Hotel Denman (Beer Garden) on September 24 from 1:20pm to 2:50pm.
DORA CREEK
  • *Dora Creek Chemsave Pharmacy on September 27 between 12:25pm and 1:10pm.
EDGEWORTH
  • *Aldi on August 7 from 1.34pm until 1.40pm.
  • *Coles on September 15 between 9:00am and 9:05am, September 14 between 10:40am and 10:55am and between 6:25pm and 6:40pm.
  • *Terry White Chemmart on September 14 from 10.30am to 10.40am and 11am to 11.05am.
FENNEL BAY
  • Fennel Bay Public School from August 3 to August 5.
FLETCHER
  • Aldi on September 19 between 1.40pm and 2.35pm.
GATESHEAD
  • *Lake Macquarie Specialist Medical Centre (lift, common public areas of ground floor and entrance & waiting rooms of second floor) on September 8 between 8:30am and 9:30am.
  • *Hunter Imaging Group on September 29 between 9:45am and 11:50am.
GLOUCESTER
  • *Loveys Grocers IGA on September 23 between 5:00pm to 5:10pm.
  • *IGA Liquor on September 23 between 5:00pm and 5.15pm.
  • *Round About Inn on September 22 between 11.30am and 2.30pm and between 5.30pm and 8.30pm, September 23 between 11.30am and 2.30pm and between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.
GLENDALE
  • ***Glendale’s Boho Black Cafe on Tuesday, August 3 from 9am until 9.30am.
  • Bunnings on August 4 between 3pm and 3.15pm.
  • *Woolworths on August 9 from 5.28pm until 5.32pm.
  • ***Glendale’s Boho Black Cafe on Tuesday, August 3 from 9am until 9.30am.
  • *School Athletics Carnival at Hunter Sports Centre on August 3 from 9.45am until 12.30pm.
  • Bunnings on August 4 between 3pm and 3.15pm.
  • *Woolworths on August 9 from 5.28pm until 5.32pm.
  • *Hunter Sports Centre (School Zone Athletics Carnival) on August 4 from 9.45am to 12.30pm.
  • *Soul Origin on August 17 from 1.35pm to 1.40pm.
  • *Coles Stockland on August 18 between 8am and 8.20am.
  • *Woolworths, Stockland on August 19 between 10am and 10.15am and August 9 between 5.25pm and 5.35pm.
  • *Woolworths, Stockland on August 19 from 8.12am to 8.19am. 
  • *Chemistworks on September 3 from 3.45pm to 3.55pm , September 4 from 3.50pm to 3.55pm and September 4 from 4.20pm to 4.25pm.
  • *The Reject Shop on September 7 from 10.55am to 11.05am.
  • *Hot Bargain on September 7 from 10.45am to 10.55am.
  • *Coles on September 8 from 3.30pm to 3.50pm and 5.30pm to 5.45pm.
  • *Chemistworks, Glendale on September 3 from 3.45pm to 3.55pm, September 4 from 3.50pm to 3.55pm and 4.20pm to 4.25pm and September 12 from 11.15am to 11.25am.
  • *Coles on September 12 between 4:20pm and 4:25pm and and September 4 between 4:10pm and 4:40pm
  • *Bunnings Glendale on September 5 between 2:30pm 2:40pm.
  • *Woolworths Glendale on September 14 between 4:35pm and 5:00pm and between 6:40pm and 7:10pm, September 12 between 8:25pm and 8:40pm, September 11 between 5:05pm and 5:30pm and September 10 between 3:05pm and 4:00pm.
  • *Chemistworks on September 15 between from 10.40am and 10.45am.
  • *Australia Post on September 16 from 9:45am.
  • *Chemistworks Glendale, Monday October 11 from 9.35pm to 10pm.
GREEN HILLS
  • *Woolworths, Stockland on August 6 between 1.06pm and 1.11pm.
  • *Blooms the Chemist, Stockland on August 6 from 12.45pm until 1.06pm.
  • *Coles, Stockland on August 6 from 1.15pm until 1.20pm.
  • * KFC, Stockland Food Court on August 6 from 1.20pm until 1.30pm.
  • *Kmart, Stockland on August 4 from 4.23pm until 4.45pm.
  • * Priceline, Stockland on August 4 from 4.54pm until 5.14pm.
  • *City Beach, Stockland on August 4 from 5pm until 5.15pm.
  • *Coles, Stockland on August 4 from 4.40pm until 5pm.
  • *Guzman Y Gomez, Stockland on August 7 from 2.30pm to 8.30pm, August 8 from 2.30pm to 8.30pm, August 9 from 2.30pm to 8.30pm and August 11 from 5pm to 8.30pm.
  • *Coles, Stockland on August 11 from 1.12pm to 1.22pm, August 11 from 1.30pm to 1.39pm and August 11 from 5.20pm to 5.30pm.
  • *Big W, Stockland on August 12 from 3.46pm to 4.10pm.
GRETA
  • *Caltex, Saturday August 7 between 10.45am and 10.55am.
HEATHERBRAE
  • *7-Eleven on September 8 from 10pm to 10.05pm.
JEWELLS
  • *Coastal Electronic Repairs, Jewells on Wednesday 4 August from 10.45am to 11am.
KURRI KURRI
  • *Coles on September 6 from 6.00pm to 6.30pm.
  • *McDonald’s on September 16 between 11.30am and 4:00pm, September 20 between 8:00am and 3:00pm, September 22 between 8:00am and 4:00pm.
  • *Aldi Kurri Kurri on September 22 between 4.50pm and 5.40pm.
  • *McDonalds on September 22 between 8:00am and 4:30pm, September 21 between 8:00am and 4:30pm, September 20 between 8:10am and 4:05pm and September 16 between 11:30am and 4:00pm.
  • *Coles Kurri Kurri on September 26 between 3:45pm and 4:50pm.
  • *Aldi Kurri Kurri on September 28 between 2:35pm and 3:10pm and September 22 between 4:50pm and 5:40pm.
LORN
  • The Royal Spoon on September 30 from 4pm to 8:30pm.
MAITLAND
  • Maitland Christian School.
  • *Hunter Strata Management on Thursday, August 5 from 8.30am until 5pm, Monday August 9 from 9.20am until 11.30am.
  • Woolworths, Pender Place Shopping Centre on August 4 between 8.19am and 8.30am, Thursday, August 5 between 1.36pm and 2.19pm.
  • *The Reject Shop, Monday, August 2 between 9.03am and 9.06am.
  • ***Sudania Cafe and Restaurant, Monday, August 2 between 8am and 2pm and Saturday, July 31 between 8am and 2pm.
  • ***NewsXpress, East Maitland on August 12 from 6am to 11.10am. 
  • *Reject Shop, High Street on August 9 from 10.29am to 10.35am.
  • *Your Discount Chemist, East Maitland on August 12 from 4.37pm to 5pm, August 13 from 11.09am to 11.11am.
  • *Your Discount Chemist on August 12 from 4:37pm to 5pm
  • *Your Discount Chemist on August on August 13 from 11.09am to 11.11am. 
  • * The Cheesecake Shop on August 21 from 11.35am to 11.45am.
  • *Woolworths on Pender Place on September 6 from 6.25pm to 6.50pm.
  • *Bunnings on September 9 from 2.55pm to 3.10pm.
  • Hunter Imaging Group Suite 1, Ground Floor, Maitland Specialist Medical Centre on September 27 between 8:55am and 9:15am.
  • *New World Tobacconist, Monday October 11 from 7am to 1pm.
  • *Kmart East Maitland, Stockland Greenhills Shopping Centre, Wednesday October 13 from 12.30pm to 1.35pm.
MARKS POINT
  • Belmont Palms Motel on October 2 between 12:00am and 10:00am, October 1 all day, September 30 all day, September 29 all day, September 28 all day, September 27 all day.
MEDOWIE
  • *Coles Medowie on Wednesday, August 4 from 6.15pm until 6.45pm.
  • *Woolworths on August 31 from 2.05pm to 2.45pm.
MORISSET
  • Morisset High School.
  • * Cold Rock Mobile Van – Morisset (parked on Dora Street across from McDonald’s) on September 3 from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.
  • *Bunnings on September 1 from 10.05am to 10.15am.
  • *Coles on September 3 from 12.00pm to 12.30pm.
  • *Woolworths on September 15 between 1:50pm and 2:25pm.
  • *The Reject Shop on September 13 from 5.05pm to 5.25pm.
  • *Coles on September 27 between 1:29pm and 2:15pm, September 26 between 1:33pm and 2:19pm and 3:40pm and 4:45pm.
  • *Coles Morisset on October 2 between 10:30am and 10:45am, September 29 between 10:20am and 10:40am, September 27 between 1:25pm and 2:15pm, September 26 between 3:40pm and 4:45pm, September 26 between 1:33pm and 2:19pm
  • *Hot Bargain Morisset on October 1 between 11:59am and 12:11pm and September 29 between 10:43am and 10:53am
  • *Woolworths Morriset on October 1 between 11:06am and 11:20am.
MORPETH
  • *SPAR Express Supermarket on August 11 from 7.14pm to 7.16pm, August 12 from 6.36pm to 6.41pm, August 13 from 7.15pm to 7.17pm.
MOUNT HUTTON
  • *Big W, Lake Macquarie Square on August 2 between 3.30pm and 4pm.
  • *Woolworths, Lake Macquarie Square on August 8 between 9.24am and 9.44am.
  • *Dunkley Dash Espresso Hut on August 2 from 6.25am to 6.35am, August 3 from 6.25am – 6.35am, August 4 from 6.25am to 6.35am, August 5 from 6.25am to 6.35am, August 6 from 6.25am to 6.35am, August 7 from 6.25am to 6.35am.
  • *BWS at Lake Macquarie Square on September 17 between 3.50pm and 4.00pm
  • *Pharmacy 4 Less at Lake Macquarie Square on September 20 between 8.10am and 8.25am.
  • Lake Macquarie Square on September 11 between 9:30am and 11.00am, September 13 between 9.00am and 10.00am, September 16 between 11:30am and 1.00pm, September 18 between 9:30am and 10:30am and September 20 between 8:15am and 9.00am.
  • *Coles Mount Hutton on September 26 between 12:00pm and 1:05pm.
MUSWELLBROOK
  • *Prince of Wales Tavern (Bottle Shop), Muswellbrook on September 2 from 6.25pm to 6.30pm.
  • *TSG (Southside Newsagency) on September 3 from 11.10am – 11.20am.
  • *Pharmacy Select on September 22 between 12:00pm and 12.20pm and September 23 between 11:00am and 11.15am.
  • *Game On on September 23 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
  • *McDonalds on September 29 from 1pm to 1:20pm.
NABIAC
  • Nabiac Hotel on September 29. from 4pm and 5.25pm and October 1 from 5.05pm and 6.40pm.
NELSON BAY
  • *Shell Coles Express on August 31 from 9.45am to 9.50am and 7.20pm to 7.25pm.
  • *Westpac on August 27 from 12.35pm to 12.45pm.
  • *Woolworths, Nelson Bay on September 4 from 4.00pm to 10.00pm.
  • *Woolworths, Nelson Bay on August 30 from 6am to 3pm, September 3 from 4.30pm to 5pm, September 4 from 1.15pm to 1.40pm, September 5 from 5.20pm to 5.50pm and September 6 from 6.45pm to 7.15pm.
  • *Services Australia (Centrelink) on August 30 from 9.25am to 9.45am and 2.00pm to 2.30pm.
  • *Woolworths, Nelson Bay on August 31 from 5am – 2pm, September 1 from 8am – 5pm and September 2 from 8am – 4pm.
  • *Woolworths on September 13 between 5:25pm and 5:35pm, September 7 between 5:58pm and 6:09pm
NULKABA
  • Fast n Fresh BP on October 1 between 11:00am and 2:00pm Nx September 30 between 11:00am and 2:00pm.
POKOLBIN
  • H Boutique Hotel on September 22 from 2pm until October 1 at 11am.
RATHMINES
  • *IGA, Rathmines on September 7 from 1.10pm to 1.20pm.
  • *Rathmines Post Office on September 9 from 11.45am to 11.50am.
RAYMOND TERRACE
  • *Aldi Raymond Terrace on Thursday, August 5 from 4.05am until 4.30am.
  • *Woolworths, Marketplace on August 9 from 7.21am until 10.47am.
  • * Woolworths, Terrace Central Plaza on August 15 from 10am until 10.05am.
  • *Terry White Chemist, Terrace Central Plaza on August 15 from 10am to 10.15am.
  • *Blooms the Chemist, The Marketplace on August 14 from 12.30pm to 12.40pm.
  • *Wok Express on August 25 from 12pm to 12.05pm.
  • *Barrington Bakery on August 26 from 3.45pm to 3.50pm.
  • **Subway, 35-39 William Street on August 25 from 11:55am to 12pm.
  • *Big W on August 25 from 9am to 5pm.
  • *Woolworths, Raymond Terrace Marketplace on September 2 from 10.05am to 10.30am.
  • *Raymond Terrace Family Practice on September 12 between 3.25pm and 4:00pm.
  • *Services NSW on September 15 from 9.30am to 10.25am.
REDHEAD
  • *Redhead Bakehouse on August 27 from 11.20am – 11.30am.
RUTHERFORD
  • *Sprouting Health Chiropractic on August 7 from 9.25am until 10.25am.
  • * Sprouting Health Chiropractic on August 7 from 9.45am to 10.25am. 
  • *PETQuarters on September 11 from 10.40am to 10.50am.
  • *Coles, Rutherford on September 11 from 11.45am to 12.15am.
  • *Beaumont Tiles, Monday October 11 from 7.30am-5pm.
  • *Hunter Valley Motor Sports, Wednesday October 13 from 9.45am-10.10am
SALAMANDER BAY
  • *Liquorland on August 27 from 4.10pm to 10.10pm and August 28 from 2.30pm to 7.30pm.
  • *Coles, Salamander Bay on August 28 from 4.40pm to 5.00pm.
  • *Woolworths on September 5 from 4.45pm to 5pm.
  • *Coles, Salamander Bay Shopping Centre on September 5 from 7.25pm to 7.35pm.
  • *Coles Salamander Bay on September 15 between 8:05am and 9:00am and September 13 between 12:00pm to 12:30pm.
SALT ASH
  • *The Pit Stop Cafe on August 26 from 4.35pm to 4.40pm.
  • *Saxby’s Bakery Cafe on September 1 from 9.10am to 9.25am.
  • *FoodWorks on September 17 between 2:05pm and 2:10pm.
SCONE
  • *Marsh Carney Saddlery on September 23 between 11.50am and 12.10pm.
SHOAL BAY
  • *IGA X-Press on August 28 from 10.50am to 11am.
  • *Cellarbrations Bottleshop Shoal Bay Country Club on August 30 from 4.40pm to 4.50pm and Wed September 1 from 3.05pm to 3.10pm.
  • *Shoal Bay Pharmacy on August 30 from 4.35pm to 4.40pm, September 1 from 10.10am to 10.20am and 4.15pm to 4.25pm.
  • *IGA on September 1 from 1.40pm to 1.55pm and 5.50pm to 6.00pm.
SINGLETON
  • *7/11 Singleton on September 1 from 5.45am to 5.50am.
  • *Coles on September 4 from 6.10am to 6:35am.
  • *Imperial Hotel, Singleton (bar & gaming area only) on September 19 from 12.15pm to 12.45pm.
  • *Anytime Fitness on September 22 between 9:20am and 10:55am.
  • *Singleton Council Administration Building on September 24 between 8:00am and 4:30pm.
  • ~ Discount Drug Store on September 24 between 5.10pm and 5.20pm.
  • *Singleton Toyota on September 28 from 1pm to 2pm, September 27 from 8am to 1:30pm and on September 24 from 1pm to 2pm.
  • *Cervoz Cafe on September 25 between 9:00am and 11:15am.
  • *Albion Hotel one October 1 between 3:35pm and 7:25pm
  • *Club House Hotel Singleton on October 3 between 1:30pm and 3:35pm.
  • *Horse & Jockey Hotel, Singleton on September 28 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm, September 29 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm, September 30 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm, October 1 from 9:25am – 2:30pm, October 2 from 10:30am – 2:30pm, October 3 from 10:30am – 2:30pm, October 4 from 10:30am – 2:30pm, October 6 from 12pm – 2pm.
  • *Singleton Gym & Swim (Gym weights floor only),Wednesday October 13 from 6.15pm to 7.35pm, and Thursday October 14 from 5.20pm to 6.45pm.
SPEERS POINT
  • *Cold Rock Mobile Van – Speers Point (parked at Speers Point Park, Park Road) on September 5 from 11.00am to 4.00pm.
STROUD
  • *Friendly Grocer, Stroud on September 5 from 3.15pm to 3.25pm.
SWANSEA
  • *Salty’s at Swansea Bridge on August 29 from 12.15pm to 12.25pm.
  • *Woolworths on September 7 from 6.55pm to cyg.
TAREE
  • The Royal Hotel, Taree on October 1 from 6:40pm to 7:10pm.
  • *Taree Pet Barn, Tuesday October 12 from 9am to 4pm
TARRO
  • *Metro Petroleum Tarro, Monday, August 2 between 6.30am and 6.35am.
TAYLORS BEACH
  • *Bunnings on August 27 from 3.55pm to 4.30pm and September 1 from 10.35am to 10.45am.
  • *Bunnings on September 6 from 4.00pm to 4.20pm.
  • *PETQuarters, Taylors Beach on September 12 from 10.20am to 10.45am.
TENAMBIT
  • *Tenambit Pharmacy on August 13 from 11.01am to 11.03am
  • *Foodworks, Tenambit on August 11 from 2pm to 2.10pm.
  • *Tenambit Newsagency and LPO on August 11 from 2.10pm to 2.15pm.
  • *The Regal Inn, Tuesday October 12 from 4.45pm to 6pm.
TEA GARDENS
  • Tea Gardens Hotel on October 1 between 10:40am and 11:45am.
TERALBA
  • ***Bus 269 – Teralba to Warners Bay on Tuesday, August 3 from 10.45am until 11am and Thursday, August 5 from 10.45am until 11am.
THORNTON
  • *Coles on August 11 from 12.06pm to 12.14pm.
  • *Phoenix House Chinese, Thornton Shopping Centre on August 11 from 11.55am to 12.15pm.
  • *Discount Drug Stores on August 23 from 6.00pm to 6.10pm and 6.20pm to 6.30pm.
  • *Coles, Thornton on August 23 from 6.10pm to 6.30pm.
  • *BP Truckstop on August 21 from 8am to 8:10am.
  • *Discount Drug Store on August 23 from 6pm to 6:30pm.
  • *Subway on September 3 from 1.20pm to 1.30pm.
  • *Thornton News and Post on August 30 from 3.10pm to 3.15pm and from 3.25pm to 3.45pm.
  • *Providence Medical Thornton (Vaccination Clinic) on September 30 between 3:30pm and 3:50pm.
TORONTO
  • * Ampol Service Station on August 2 between 9.12am to 9.14am.
  • *Coles on September 7 from 1.15pm to 1.35pm and September 9 from 9.35am to 10.05am.
  • *Aldi on September 9 from 9.20am to 9.30am.
  • *The Reject Shop on September 8 from 10.50am to 11.10am and September 9 from 11.25am to 11.30am.
  • *Woolworths on September 10 from 11.40am to 11.55am.
  • *Simply Pharmacy (The Boulevarde) on September 10 from 11am to 11.40am.
  • *Simply Pharmacy on September 14 between 4:10pm and 4:30pm and September 15 between 12:15pm and 12:45pm.
  • *Manakish Turkish Takeaway on September 15 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm and September 16 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • *Toronto Courthouse on September 14 between 2.25pm and 4.05pm.
  • *DKS Butchery on September 16 from 9.50am to 9.55am.
  • *Nikinpa Aboriginal Family and Child Care Centre, Vaccination Clinic Toronto, 9 Beckley Street on September 18 between 9:00am and 3:30pm.
WANGI WANGI
  • *IGA Plus Liquor on September 6 from 3.50pm to 4pm.
  • *IGA Plus Liquor on September 8 from 1.40pm to 1.50pm.
  • *IGA Plus Liquor on September 6 from 3.50pm to 4pm.
  • *IGA Plus Liquor on September 8 from 1.40pm to 1.50pm.
  • *Wangi Wangi Bakehouse on September 5 from 11.35am to 11.40am.
  • *IGA on September 9 from 7.30pm to 7.40pm.
  • *IGA, Wangi Wangi on September 11 from 3.15pm to 3.20pm, September 12 from 4.15pm to 4.25pm.
WARNERS BAY
  • ***Subway on Tuesday, August 3 from 11am to 5pm, Wednesday, August 4 from 11.30am to 5pm and Thursday, August 5 from 11am to 6pm.
  • *Coles, Warners Bay on Tuesday, August 3 from 10.45am to 11am.
  • *Guardian Chemist on Friday, August 6 from 3.30pm to 4pm.
  • *Officeworks on August 29 from 10am-10.10am.
  • *BWS on September 6 from 3.45pm to 3.55pm.
  • *Aldi on September 11 between 8:35am and 8:45am.
  • *Coles on September 15 between 5:30pm and 6:00pm.
  • *Ampol Foodary on September 29 between 11:30am and 11:35am.
  • *Service NSW on September 29 between 2:55pm and 4:40pm, September 28 between 2:10pm and 2:40pm.
WHITEBRIDGE
  • *Foodworks on August 27 from 4:40pm to 4:45pm.
  • *Whitebridge Cellars on August 27 from 3.45pm to 3.50pm and August 28 from 4pm to 4.05pm.
  • *Foodworks on August 27 from 3.45pm to 3.55pm, August 28 from 12.10pm to 12.15pm and 4.05pm to 4.10pm.
  • *Morning Market Cafe on August 28 from 12.35pm to 12.40pm.
  • *Whitebridge Cellars on October 1 between 5:10pm and 6:00pm.
WILLIAMTOWN
  • *Metro Service Station on Friday, August 6 from 10.50am to 11.10am.
  • *Newcastle Airport – check-in hall, security screening, departure lounge and facilities on September 17 between 2:20pm and 3:35pm.
WINDALE
  • *Windale Takeaway on August 21 from 5.35pm to 5.45pm.
  • *Geoff’s Cakes on September 16 from 10.05am to 10.10am.
WOODRISING
  • Woodrising Discount Drug store on Thursday, August 5 from 4.32pm to 4.45pm.

For more information on places of concern, visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

October Archive

October 24, 2021

A further 53 new cases were diagnosed to 8pm last night.

  • Seventeen are from Newcastle LGA;
  • Eight are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • Seven are from Cessnock LGA;
  • Seven are from Maitland LGA;
  • Five are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Four are from Mid-Coast LGA;
  • Four are from Tamworth LGA;
  • One is from Dungog LGA.

Of the new cases fourteen cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 34 were infectious in the community, and five are still under investigation.

Forty-two cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, six are unlinked, and the source of five cases is under investigation.

A new casual contact venue has been confirmed in Cessnock.

October 23, 2021

 A further 78 new cases were diagnosed to 8pm last night.  The new cases bring the total number in the District to 2,569 since 5 August 2021.

  • 21 are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 20 are from Newcastle LGA;
  • 15 are from Mid Coast LGA;
  • 10 are from Cessnock LGA;
  • Six are from Maitland LGA;
  • Two are from Dungog LGA;
  • Two are from Tamworth LGA;
  • One is from Port Stephens LGA;
  • One is from Muswellbrook LGA.

Of the new cases 23 cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 49 were infectious in the community, and six are still under investigation.

56 cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 16 are unlinked, and the source of six cases is under investigation.

New casual contact venues have been confirmed in Hamilton and Charlestown.

October 22, 2021

Hunter New England Local Health District is continuing to urge the community to get
vaccinated and tested for COVID-19, with 61 new cases diagnosed by 8 pm.

  • 17 are from Newcastle LGA;
  • 10 are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • Nine are from Mid Coast LGA;
  • Seven are from Cessnock LGA;
  • Six are from Maitland LGA;
  • Four are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Four are from Tamworth LGA;
  • Three are from Singleton LGA;
  • One from Dungog LGA.

Of those cases 22 cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 29 were
infectious in the community, and 10 are still under investigation. 33 cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 18 are unlinked, and the source of 10 cases are under investigation.

A new casual contact venue has been confirmed in Kotara, check our full list below for details.

October 21, 2021

Hunter New England Local Health District recorded 74 cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

  • 23 are from Newcastle LGA;
  • 15 are from Maitland LGA;
  • 12 are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • Nine are from Cessnock LGA;
  • 8 are from Mid Coast LGA;
  • Four are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Three are from Tamworth LGA.

Of the cases 14 were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 30 were infectious in the community, and 30 are still under investigation. 35 cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, nine are unlinked, and the source of 30 cases are under investigation.

October 20, 2021

Hunter New England Local Health District recorded 62 cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night. A case reported in yesterday’s numbers from Charlestown was a false positive and has been excluded from the total number.

Of the new cases:

  • Twenty two are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • Ten are from Newcastle LGA;
  • Eight are from Cessnock LGA;
  • Seven are from Maitland LGA;
  • Five are from Mid Coast LGA;
  • Five are from Tamworth LGA;
  • Three are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Two are from Singleton LGA.

Nineteen cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 40 were infectious in the community, and three are still under investigation. Fifty-one cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, eight are unlinked, and the source of three cases are under investigation.

Sadly a man in his 40s from the Maitland LGA died in Maitland Hospital with COVID-19. He had not received any doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

New casual contact sites have been confirmed in Kotara, Glendale, and East Maitland, see our full list of exposure sites below.

October 19, 2021

Hunter New England Health has recorded a further 35 cases of COVID-19. A previously reported case on 18 October has since been excluded. Of the new cases:

  • 13 are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • Six are from Mid Coast LGA;
  • Five are from Cessnock LGA;
  • Four are from Newcastle LGA;
  • Four are from Maitland LGA;
  • Two are from Tamworth LGA;
  • One is from Port Stephens LGA.

Nine cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 20 were infectious in the community, and six are still under investigation.

Eighteen cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 11 are unlinked, and the source of six cases are under investigation.

New casual contact venues have been confirmed in Singleton, Maitland and Honeysuckle, see our full list of exposure sites below.

October 18, 2021

Hunter New England Health has recorded a further 63 cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases in the district to 2260 since August 5, 2021. (A previously reported case on October 17 has since been excluded.)

  • 15 are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 13 are from Mid Coast LGA;
  • 12 are from Newcastle LGA;
  • 11 are from Maitland LGA;
  • Six are from Cessnock LGA;
  • Two are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Two are from Tamworth LGA;
  • One each from Singleton and Muswellbrook LGAs.

Of those cases, 26 were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 30 were infectious in the community, and seven are still under investigation. Thirty-nine cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 17 are unlinked, and the source of seven cases is under investigation.

A woman in her 30s has died with COVID 19 in John Hunter Hospital. She had not
received any doses of the COVID19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

More than 92 per cent of adults in NSW have received their first vaccination dose, and 80.3 per cent aged 16 or older have received two doses.

NSW reached the 80 per cent fully vaccinated target, which means that from today, restrictions have further eased for those who have received their two doses.

MASKS – Still required in indoor settings, including public transport and waiting areas. Masks are no longer required in office settings.

VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS – Up to 20 fully vaccinated visitors are allowed at a home, including outdoor areas on your property (children under 12 do not count in the limit). Outdoor gatherings and recreation for up to 50 people (the two-person limit for those not vaccinated).

EXERCISE AND RECREATION – Gyms, indoor recreation and sporting facilities open with density limits of one person per 4 square metres and up to 20 people in gym and dance classes. There are no distance limits for exercise or recreation. Indoor swimming pools are open for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming and rehab activities. Community sports are permitted for fully vaccinated staff, spectators and participants (capacity limits apply).

SHOPPING AND PERSONAL SERVICES – Non-critical retail open with density limits (people who are not fully vaccinated can only access non-critical retail via Click & Collect). No customer limit for personal services (including hairdressers, spas, beauty and nail salons, tattoo and massage parlours), density limits apply. Sex services premises reopen.

RESTAURANTS AND HOSPITALITY – Hospitality open with a density limit for up to 20 people per booking (takeaway only for people who are not fully vaccinated). From November 1 bookings for hospitality venues will no longer be capped. No singing indoors (except for performers). Dancing is permitted indoors and outdoors (except at nightclubs). Drinking indoors and outdoors may be seated or standing.

WORKING FROM HOME – Employers must allow staff to continue to work from home, if reasonably practicable. Employers require staff who are not fully vaccinated to work from home, if reasonably practicable.

EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT – Major recreation facilities (including stadiums, theme parks and racecourses) open with density limits for up to 5000 people, or by an exemption. Entertainment facilities (including cinemas and theatres) reopen with a density limit or 75 per cent fixed seated capacity. Information and education facilities (including art galleries, museums and libraries) reopen with density limits. COVID safe outdoor gatherings are permitted for up to 200 people. Controlled outdoor public gatherings permitted for up to 3000 people with a density limit. Nightclubs and strip clubs reopen with seated drinking and no dancing.

WEDDINGS AND RELIGIOUS SERVICES – Wedding ceremonies permitted with no person limit (five-person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated), density limit still applies. Wedding receptions are permitted with no person limits (not permitted for people who are not fully vaccinated), eating and drinking while standing, and dancing is permitted, density limits still apply. Funerals are permitted with no person limit (10-person limit for people who are not fully vaccinated) and eating and drinking are allowed while standing, density limits still apply. Places of worship reopen for people who are not fully vaccinated with density limits, up to 10 fully vaccinated singers may perform in places of worship and at religious services.

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT – Travel for holidays and recreational visits including day trips between Greater Sydney (including Central Coast, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Blue Mountains) and regional NSW permitted from November 1 (not permitted for people who are not fully vaccinated). Carpooling permitted (restrictions remain for people who are not fully vaccinated). Caravan parks and camping grounds open (including people who are not fully vaccinated).

October 17, 2021

A further 73 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Hunter New England Local Health District residents in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

This brings the total number of cases in the District to 2,198.

Of the new cases:

  • Nineteen are from Newcastle LGA, 17 are from Maitland LGA, 16 are from Lake Macquarie LGA, 12 are from Cessnock LGA, six are from Mid Coast LGA, two are from Port Stephens LGA and one is from Singleton.
  • Twenty seven cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 33 were infectious in the community, and 13 are still under investigation.
  • Forty five cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 15 are unlinked, and the source of 13 cases is under investigation.

Sadly, two women died with COVID 19. A woman in her 50s from Newcastle LGA died in Calvary Mater Newcastle. She had received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions. A woman in her 70s from Cessnock LGA died in John Hunter Hospital. She had received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

HNE Health is encouraging anyone who is currently isolating in the community with COVID-19, to call for an ambulance should they experience a deterioration in their condition, including breathlessness and dizziness.

October 16, 2021

A further 51 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Hunter New England Local Health District residents in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

Of the new cases:

  • Eleven are from Newcastle LGA, ten are from Cessnock LGA, eight are from Lake Macquarie LGA, seven are from Port Stephens LGA, six are from Maitland LGA, six are from Tamworth LGA, two are from Mid Coast LGA and one is from Muswellbrook LGA.
  • Twenty one cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 22 were infectious in the community, and eight are still under investigation.
  • Thirty four cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, nine are unlinked, and the source of eight cases is under investigation.

October 15, 2021

A further 79 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Hunter New England Local Health District residents in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

Of the new cases:

  • Twenty-five are from Newcastle LGA, 11 are from Lake Macquarie LGA, 11 are from Maitland LGA, 10 are from Cessnock LGA, nine are from Mid Coast LGA, nine are from Tamworth LGA, three are from Port Stephens LGA and one is from Gunnedah LGA.
  • Twenty-three cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 43 were infectious in the community, and 13 are still under investigation.
  • Fifty-four cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 12 are unlinked, and the source of 13 cases is under investigation.

October 14, 2021

A further 103 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Hunter New England Local Health District residents in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

  • Nineteen are from Tamworth LGA, 18 are from Newcastle LGA, 16 are from Cessnock LGA, 15 are from Lake Macquarie LGA, 13 are from Mid Coast LGA, 12 are from Maitland LGA, eight are from Port Stephens LGA and two are from Gunnedah LGA.
  •  Fifty-three cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 41 were infectious in the community, and nine are still under investigation.
  • Seventy-nine cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 15 are unlinked, and the source of nine cases is under investigation.

October 13, 2021

A further 78 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Hunter New England Local Health District residents in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

  • Twenty-two are from Cessnock LGA, 14 are from Lake Macquarie LGA, 14 are from Newcastle LGA, 12 are from Mid Coast LGA, seven are from Maitland LGA, seven are from Port Stephens LGA and two are from Tamworth LGA.
  • Thirty-six cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 38 were infectious in the community, and four are still under investigation.
  • Fifty-four cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 20 are unlinked, and the source of four cases is under investigation.

October 12, 2021

A further 47 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Hunter New England Local Health District residents in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

  • Thirteen are from Maitland LGA, 11 are from Lake Macquarie LGA, nine are from Cessnock LGA, six are from Newcastle LGA, three are from Mid Coast LGA, three are from Port Stephens LGA and two are from Tamworth LGA.
  • Twenty-six cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 18 were infectious in the community, and three are still under investigation.
  • Thirsty-one cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 13 are unlinked, and the source of three cases is under investigation.

October 11, 2021

A further 82 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Hunter New England Local Health District residents in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

  • Twenty-eight are from Lake Macquarie LGA, 14 are from Cessnock LGA, nine are from Newcastle LGA, 10 are from Tamworth LGA, seven are from Maitland LGA, four are from Mid Coast LGA, four are from Port Stephens LGA, three are from Muswellbrook LGA, two are from Gunnedah LGA and one is from Upper Hunter LGA.
  • Twenty-nine cases were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 47 were infectious in the community, and six are still under investigation.
  • Sixty-two cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, 14 are unlinked, and the source of six cases is under investigation.

October 10, 2021

Hunter New England Health has announced 56 new cases of COVID-19 in the region overnight.

  • 16 are from the Lake Macquarie LGA
  • 15 are from the Cessnock LGA;
  • Four are from the Maitland LGA;
  • Six are from the Newcastle LGA;
  • Seven are from the Tamworth LGA;
  • Three are from the Mid- Coast LGA;
  • Two are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Two are from Singleton LGA;
  • One is from the Upper Hunter LGA.

25 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and four are being cared for in ICU.

40 of the cases are linked, 11 are unlinked, and five are still under investigation.

27 were infectious in the community and 24 were isolating while infectious. Five are still under investigation.

New exposure sites were listed in Morisset, Dora Creek, Whitebridge, and on flight Virgin flight VA1593 from Melbourne to Williamtown.

October 9, 2021

The Hunter New England region has recorded 98 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

  • 29 are from the Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 24 are from the Cessnock LGA;
  • 15 are from the Newcastle LGA;
  • 13 are from the Maitland LGA;
  • Five are from the Tamworth LGA;
  • Four are from the Mid- Coast LGA;
  • Four are from Muswellbrook LGA;
  • One is from the Glen Innes Servern LGA;
  • One is from the Gunnedah LGA;
  • One if from the Upper Hunter LGA;
  • One is from the Singleton LGA.

28 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and three are currently in ICU.

48 of the cases linked, 21 are unlinked, and 29 are still under investigation.

41 positive cases were infectious in the community and 45 were isolating while infectious. 12 are still under investigation.

The NSW Government has announced adjustments to the roadmap to freedom that now disallows travel into and out of Greater Sydney.

Any travel will be limited to work and compassionate reasons, and travel for any other purpose will not be allowed until we reach an 80 per cent vaccination rate across NSW on 25 October.

State member for Wallsend Sonia Hornery said “this will give [the Hunter region] an opportunity to get our vaccination rates up to at least 70 per cent”.

Service NSW has advised that from October 11, driver and rider licence testing will recommence with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across NSW.

They are contacting customers to re-book driver or rider licence tests that were previously cancelled.

Bookings are being made in order of priority and include people who

  • require a test for medical reasons to maintain their licence
  • have postponed an aged driver licence test
  • booked prior to the start of the COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions
  • have an urgent need for a driving test for their employment or some other reason.

Service NSW advised that those without the urgent need for a licence test, will need to wait until the backlog has been cleared to book online.

October 8, 2021

Hunter New England Health has announced a record 97 cases of COVID-19 in the Hunter region.

  • 27 are from the Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 23 are from the Cessnock LGA;
  • 17 are from the Maitland LGA;
  • Eight are from the Tamworth LGA;
  • Six are from the Newcastle LGA;
  • Six are from the Mid- Coast LGA;
  • Six are from the Singleton LGA;
  • Three are from the Port Stephens LGA;
  • One is from the Gunnedah LGA.

30 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 4 are currently in ICU.

65 of the new cases are linked, 10 are unlinked, and 21 are still under investigation.

34 were infectious in the community and 42 were isolating while infectious. 21 are still under investigation.

New exposure sites have been listed in Wallsend, Cessnock, Wallsend, Nabiac, Lorn, Taree, Singleton and in Pokolbin.

October 7, 2021

The Hunter New England region has recorded 83 new cases of COVID-19.

  • 26 are from the Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 14 are from the Maitland LGA;
  • 13 are from the Newcastle LGA;
  • 13 are from the Cessnock LGA;
  • Eight are from the Tamworth LGA;
  • Three are from the Mid- Coast LGA;
  • Two are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Two are from the Muswellbrook LGA;
  • One is from the Singleton LGA;
  • One is from the Gunnedah LGA.

65 of the cases are linked, five are unlinked, and 13 are still under investigation.

39 positive people were infectious in the community and 31 were isolating while infectious. 13 are still under investigation.

26 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and three are currently in ICU.

The 83 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 1,435. There are currently 969 active cases.

New exposure sites were identified in Cessnock, Warners Bay, Marks Point, Tea Gardens, Thornton and Charlestown.

This morning, the NSW Government announced changes to the roadmap to freedom following the state reaching a 70% double dose vaccination rate.

The new roadmap includes:

  • Up to 10 fully vaccinated visitors (not counting children 12 and under) to a home (previously five)
  • Up to 30 fully vaccinated people will be able to attend outdoor gatherings (previously 20)
  • Increasing the cap for weddings and funerals to 100 people (previously 50).
  • Indoor pools will also be re-opened for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming, and rehab activities.

More details on the adjusted roadmap can be found on their Facebook page.

NSW Health has also announced a ‘Super Sunday’ vaccination drive for hospitality staff this Sunday, October 10.

Statewide, there were 587 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night and eight deaths.

October 6, 2021

Hunter New England Health has announced 93 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

  • 27 are from Newcastle LGA;
  • 26 are from the Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 17 are from the Cessnock LGA;
  • 14 are from the Maitland LGA;
  • Four are from the Port Stephens LGA;
  • Two are from the Mid- Coast LGA;
  • One is from the Singleton LGA;
  • One is from Muswellbrook LGA;
  • One is from Tamworth Regional LGA;

67 of the new cases are linked, 12 are unlinked, and 14 are still under investigation.

54 people who tested positive were infectious in the community and 25 were isolating while infectious. 14 are still under investigation.

23 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and two are currently in ICU.

New exposure sites have been identified in Kotara, Warners Bay, Tea Gardens, Harrington, Cessnock, Singleton, Kurri Kurri and in Branxton.

NSW Health has issued a warning for residents in the suburbs of Wallsend and Merewether to be especially vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19.

An increase in numbers in these suburbs in the last few days has Health calling on residents to come forward for testing at the slightest sign of symptoms and to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

HNE Health is also holding a number of vaccination clinics for people in the Cessnock and Maitland local government areas.

The clinics are located at Finding Yellow Hall on Station Street, Weston, and 58 Stronach Ave, East Maitland, and open to everyone aged 12 years and older.

Priority will be given to people who live in social housing, are experiencing homelessness, are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and people who have disabilities or significant health problems.

Aboriginal Walk-in Pfizer Vaccination Clinics are also available to residents at Belmont Vaccination Hub.

The clinic is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 years and older, including non-Aboriginal partners and household members. The health authority has said existing appointments can be brought forward and said attending children aged 15 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian aged over 18 years.

Across New South Wales, there were 594 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and ten death.s

October 5, 2021

The Hunter New England region has recorded 65 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

  • 27 are in Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 13 are from the Maitland LGA;
  • Eight are in the Newcastle LGA;
  • Six are in the Gunnedah LGA
  • Four are in the Cessnock LGA;
  • Two are in the Port Stephens LGA;
  • Two are in the Mid Coast LGA
  • One is in the Singleton LGA;
  • One is in the Muswellbrook LGA;
  • One is in Liverpool Plains LGA.

37 of the new cases are linked, 19 are unlinked, and nine are still under investigation.

34 were infectious in the community and 22 were isolating while infectious. Nine are still under investigation by NSW Health.

25 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and three are currently in ICU.

New exposure sites have been identified in Charlestown, Cessnock, Abermain, Kurri Kurri, Morisset, Mount Hutton, Muswellbrook and Nulkaba.

Stay at home orders have been introduced and and extended until October 11 for residents in the Muswellbrook LGA, Taree LGA, Tuncurry LGA and in the Forster LGA.

State member for Wallsend Sonia Hornery said more Moderna and Pfizer doses have arrived in Hunter and some residents will be able to get their appointments at the Belmont Mass Vaccination Hub moved forward.

Ms Hornery is also hopeful that the increase of Pfizer at local GP’s and the rollout of Moderna at pharmacies across the region will increase vaccination rates.

Statewide, NSW hit 88.5 per cent fully vaccinated, and 67.5 per cent of the state has had their first dose.

NSW recorded 608 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and seven deaths.

October 4, 2021

Hunter New England Health has announced 59 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. 

  • 21 are from the Cessnock LGA;
  • 19 are from the Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • Eight are from the Maitland LGA;
  • Seven are from the Newcastle LGA;
  • Three are from the Port Stephens LGA;
  • One is from Muswellbrook LGA.

40 of the new cases are linked, 11 are unlinked, and eight are still under investigation.

26 positive cases were infectious in the community and 25 were isolating while infectious. Eight are still under investigation.

22 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and one is currently being cared for in ICU.

New exposure sites were listed in Muswellbrook.

Walk-in Pfizer vaccinations are available until 3pm today at the Muswellbrook Community Health Centre for all residents aged 12 years and over.

Walk-in Pfizer vaccinations are now available at Belmont hub for pregnant women, education staff, HSC students and Aboriginal Australians + non-Aboriginal partners or household members.

Hunter New England Health has asked that all wanting to attend wear a mask, and bring a form of ID and their medicare card. 

October 3, 2021

The Hunter New England region has recorded 82 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

  • 31 are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 15 are from Cessnock LGA;
  • 12 are from Maitland LGA;
  • Nine are from Newcastle LGA;
  • Six are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Four are from Muswellbrook LGA;
  • Two are from Singleton LGA;
  • One is from Dungog LGA;
  • One is from Gunnedah LGA;
  • One is from Tamworth LGA.

57 of the new cases are linked, 13 are unlinked, and 12 are still under investigation.

34 were infectious in the community and 34 were isolating while infectious. 14 are still under investigation by NSW Health. 

22 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and two are currently being cared for in ICU.

New exposure sites were identified in Broadmeadow, Waratah, Singleton, Belmont, Maitland and Gateshead. 

October 2, 2021

Hunter New England Health has announced 65 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

  • 25 are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 22 are from Newcastle LGA;
  • 12 are from Maitland LGA;
  • Two are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • One is from Muswellbrook LGA;
  • One is from Singleton LGA.

A man in his 80s in the Lake Macquarie LGA died at home with COVID- 19. He had received his first dose of vaccine.

40 are linked, 17 are unlinked, and eight are still under investigation.

26 were infectious in the community and 31 were isolating while infectious. The infectiousness status of eight people are still under investigation by NSW Health. 

New exposure sites were identified in Belmont, Beresfield, Gloucester Denman and in Lambton.

October 1, 2021

The Hunter New England region has recorded 69 cases of COVID- 19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. 

  • 23 are from Lake Macquarie LGA;
  • 20 are from Newcastle LGA;
  • Nine are from Maitland LGA;
  • Eight are from Cessnock LGA;
  • Three are from Muswellbrook LGA;
  • Two are from Port Stephens LGA;
  • Two are from Singleton LGA;
  • One is from Upper Hunter LGA;
  • One is from Dungog LGA.

36 of the cases are linked, 13 are unlinked, and 20 are still under investigation. 

37 were infectious in the community, 11 were isolating while infectious and 21 are still under investigation.

16 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital and two are in ICU.

New exposure sites were listed in Charlestown, Gloucester, Singleton, Rutherford and East Maitland. 

This week the NSW Government announced that schools under stay-at-home orders will begin a staggered return on Monday 18 October.

Key dates include:

  • October 18: Department preschools, Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2
  • October 25: Years 2, 6 and 10
  • November 1: Years 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10. 

While at school, face masks are required in all indoor and outdoor settings for all staff, and all students in Year 7 and above. Masks are strongly recommended indoors for primary students.

All teachers will be required to be fully vaccinated by 18 October to restart work. 

NSW recorded 864 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night. 15 people died with COVID- 19. 

Hayley McMahon and Maia O’Connor

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