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SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITY GROUPS SINCE 1977

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⚠️ PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT – 239 NEW CASES
– NSW Health

NSW recorded 239 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of these locally acquired cases, 113 are linked to a known case or cluster – 88 are household contacts and 25 are close contacts – and the source of infection for 126 cases is under investigation.

🟩 81 cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period.

🟧 22 cases were in isolation for part of their infectious period.

🟥 66 cases were infectious in the community.

⬜️ 70 cases remain under investigation.

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of two COVID-19-related deaths. A woman in her 90s from south west Sydney died yesterday morning at Liverpool Hospital. A man in his 80s from south west Sydney died yesterday afternoon at Royal North Shore Hospital. NSW Health extends its sincere condolences to their family and friends.

These are the 12th and 13th COVID-19 related deaths during the current outbreak.

There are currently 182 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 54 people in intensive care, 22 of whom require ventilation.

NSW Health’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the sewage treatment plant in the regional area of Armidale. NSW Health is aware of a recently recovered COVID-19 case in this area, who acquired their infection elsewhere.

NSW Health continues to urge everyone throughout NSW, to get tested immediately if they have even the mildest of symptoms. High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID 19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact of a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately. When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly, and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a public transport route at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/nsw-covid-19-case-locations.
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Super uplifting from our local kids… Thank you Alexandria Park Community School especially to Principal Di and all her wonderful staff!!!
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We had a great time during our online hangout today!

Joined by Waterloo residents and other services, we played a game of two truths and one lie. Turns out, one of our local residents provided makeup advice to Dolly magazine in 1977. The advice was, "if you can’t find red eye shadow, use your lipstick". Now that is solid advice.

It also turns out one of our community workers was featured in the magazine to provide dating advice… (here is photo proof).

Join us online on zoom every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30am – 12:30pm for guaranteed laughs, fun facts and great background music!

Visit our event page for more info 🙂
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We had a great time during our online hangout today! 

Joined by Waterloo residents and other services, we played a game of two truths and one lie. Turns out, one of our local residents provided makeup advice to Dolly magazine in 1977. The advice was, if you cant find red eye shadow, use your lipstick. Now that is solid advice. 

It also turns out one of our community workers was featured in the magazine to provide dating advice... (here is photo proof). 

Join us online on zoom every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30am - 12:30pm for guaranteed laughs, fun facts and great background music!

Visit our event page for more info :)

Two doses of either COVID-19 vaccine provides over 90% prevention of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

• If you’re 60+ and have not been vaccinated, please book a vaccination appointment with your doctor now.
• If you have had your 1st dose of AstraZeneca and your 2nd dose is more than 4 weeks away, ask your GP if you should bring your appointment forward. This will give you protection sooner.
• If you’re 40-59 and haven’t been able to book a Pfizer vaccine appointment, please discuss your circumstances with your GP now. You may be offered the AstraZeneca vaccination. NSW Health vaccination clinics are also giving the AstraZeneca vaccine to people who are 40 and over.
• If you’re 18-39 and would like to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, please talk to your doctor.

AstraZeneca is readily available across NSW including at NSW Health vaccinations clinics. For your closest clinic, use the eligibility checker:
covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

Let’s share this info and drown out the misinformation being spread on Facebook.
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Dont risk spreading Covid-19
#COVID19 #covid19nsw #covidsafety #keepingeveryonesafe #keepsafe #stayhome #weareinthistogether #wecangetthroughthis #wecandothistogether #doyourpart #dontbeafool #dontriskit #forourcommunity #foreveryonessafety #dontriskspreadingcovid

New restrictions coming into effect tonight and over the next few days.

Here’s a summary and I’ll update as more information comes in.

We’ll get through this Sydney!
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We are Counterpoint Community Services, making our communities a better place to Live, Work, Play and Sleep!Michael Shreenan, Executive Officer