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September 14, 2020
Head Count Or Risk $1000 Fine

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July 23, 2020
Children in Under 9’s Game Need Testing

HUNTER New England Health have advised children who participated in the home team game of Nelson Bay Blue Marlins under 9’s match against the Newcastle City Sky Blues will need to be tested for COVID-19, after it was found a child who had played at the Don Waring Oval at Nelson’s Bay, on July 19 […]

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July 23, 2020
Victoria: Another 403 Cases of COVID-19

VICTORIA has had another 403 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed overnight bringing their active cases to 3,630 people. Of the 403 new cases, 69 are from a known source, while 334 cases are being investigated. There are 201 people currently hospitalised, 40 are in intensive care and five people have died since yesterday. The Premier […]

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July 22, 2020
Singleton Tip Closed Due to Covid Concern

THE Singleton Council have temporarily closed their waste facility to the general public following a staff member, who may have been in contact with a person who has been confirmed as having COVID-19. The staff member had only returned to work briefly this morning, since being in contact with the confirmed case and immediately informed […]

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July 21, 2020
COVID-19 Closer To Home

HUNTER New England Health have issued an alert for people who have visited Salamander Bay Shopping Centre, Port Stephens and the Windsor Castle Hotel in East Maitland. A person from Sydney who tested positive to the virus visited the Salamander Bat Shopping Centre on July 15 and the Windsor Castle Hotel in East Maitland between […]

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July 21, 2020
Local Coronavirus Cases and the Importance of Isolating

THE Hunter New England Health district has confirmed there are no current diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in the Upper Hunter Shire area. Whilst there are often rumours of local cases, typically it may be people who are isolating due to having cold or flu symptoms or if they have been to a venue where cases […]

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July 21, 2020
PM: JobKeeper Doing Its Job

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has said JobKeeper has been doing its job to keep businesses operating, but has announced changes effective from the end of September. After September: Businesses will be able to apply for JobKeeper each quarter. To be eligible businesses must show a 30 percent reduction in income, each quarter. JobKeeper will be […]

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July 14, 2020
Local Doctor Explains Covid Vaccine Progress

THE University of Queensland have announced human trials for their COVID-19 vaccine, but a local doctor cautions while it is positive news, it is still early days. The vaccine, made using the University’s new molecular clamping technology has allowed them to generate a vaccine in a matter of months, instead of years. It will be […]

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June 5, 2020
‘Back to Business’ for Scone this Long Weekend

LOCAL businesses are gearing up ahead of the long weekend now that COVID19 restrictions have eased.

Business owners are already seeing an increase in local activity and are hoping the Scone community continues to come out of confinement. Read more…

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June 5, 2020
Stay COVID-19 Safe This Long Weekend

WITH the long weekend set to see local tourism gaining momentum, Hunter New England Health caution residents to ensure COVID-19 does not gain a local foothold. Dr David Durrheim, public health physician with Hunter New England Health said while it’s exciting to travel this weekend, the virus is still lurking and the relaxation of restrictions […]

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