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September 14, 2020
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August 26, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Statistics In Your Area

SCONENITES are still actively being tested for COVID-19, with 261 recent tests recorded on the NSW COVID-19 Heat Map. See area statistics below More than 2 million tests have been conducted throughout New South Wales and there are still no active cases in the Upper Hunter. Health experts advise all residents to continue to get […]

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August 19, 2020
COVID-19 Flyers Arriving In Your Scone Mailbox

TWO volunteers are dropping off flyers with information on how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, right into Scone mailboxes. The flyers contain four basic prevention steps including keeping physical distance, wearing face masks, washing hands and staying at home when ill. Residents Sue Abbott and Bev Atkinson designed the flyer to help limit […]

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August 17, 2020
Ruth Makes Masks For Scone!

SCONENITE Ruth Corbett-Hanger is busy making masks during COVID-19, with some now available for collection at the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre. Ruth graciously took scone.com.au on a step-by-step journey, showing us how she makes the masks from the comfort of her own home. See video below Ruth lost count of how many masks she has […]

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August 17, 2020
COVID-19: NSW to Remain on Alert

NEW South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian is anxious about the number of COVID-19 cases with unknown sources in the state. Only seven new cases were recorded in NSW today, six of which are from local transmission. Although case numbers have declined since last week, the Premier advised NSW residents to remain vigilant in checking for […]

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August 11, 2020
COVID-19: Four Steps to Stay Safe

By Sue Abbott WATCHING the happenings down south and wondering if the second wave of COVID-19 is going to come on up to the Upper Hunter is understandably making us feel a little anxious. I think we are all really starting to appreciate that this virus is going to be part of our lives for […]

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August 7, 2020
COVID-19: Hotel Quarantine For Returning NSW Residents

STARTING today, New South Wales residents returning from Victoria must now enter via Sydney Airport and go directly to a hotel quarantine facility for 14 days, with the exemption of residents who live close to the border. Both NSW Police and NSW Health will manage the quarantine facilities and mandatory hotel quarantining will still apply […]

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August 6, 2020
COVID-19: New Cases In Newcastle

TWO new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the Newcastle area today, a male in his 20s and a male teenager, with all close contacts required to immediately self-isolate and get tested. Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) have complied a new hot-spot list and are still working to identify any further contacts or […]

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August 5, 2020
COVID-19: QLD Closes Border to NSW On Saturday

QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the State will close it’s borders to New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, effective from 1 am this Saturday, August 8. Premier Palaszczuk  said the decision was made after continuous Queensland border breaches. “As we know, there have been a large number of active cases in Victoria […]

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August 3, 2020
COVID-19: Newcastle Public Health Alert and Mask Recommendation For NSW

A PUBLIC health alert has been issued for three venues in Newcastle and 13 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in New South Wales over the past 24 hours, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian strongly recommending that residents wear masks in certain public areas, starting today. The Hunter New England Local Health District is urging […]

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