LOCKDOWN CONTINUES FOR MOST OF UPPER HUNTER ELECTORATE
Due to NSW Health advice and further positive cases of COVID-19 in the Hunter region, most of the Upper Hunter electorate will remain in lockdown.
Stay-at-home orders continue for the following Local Government Areas;
“Confirmation of four infections involving the electorate over the past week including several workers at a Muswellbrook mine site have unfortunately impacted the local case to be released from lockdown,” Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said.
“I share the community’s disappointment after I advocated for Upper Hunter electorate to have the stay-at-home order lifted because of the lack of the virus being present in the electorate.”
NSW Health has reported confirmed COVID-19 cases at Booral (Mid-Coast Council), the workers from Dungog and Heddon Greta who attended the Muswellbrook mine site whilst a fourth patient at Gundy was in isolation and not considered a risk to the community.
Two exposure sites have been identified at Muswellbrook as a result of the workers testing positive including the Prince of Wales Hotel bottle shop on Thursday 2 September 6.25-6.30pm and TSG Southside Newsagency on Friday 3 September 11.10-11.20pm.
“Liverpool Plains Shire will be released from lockdown from 12.01am Saturday 11 September with schools to re-open and masks remaining mandatory for all indoor public venues,” Mr Layzell said.
Further information on the rules is available from the NSW Government’s COVID-19 website www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/affected-regions.
“I thank the people of the Upper Hunter for their patience and assure you that I will continue to advocate for the lockdown to end at the appropriate time when the next review is undertaken,” Mr Layzell added.