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8 Aug 2022
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The Peninsula puts in front of us what we must do
Men's Shed project may not have started without grant
Public comment sought on draft street banner policy
Partial Peninsula power outage
Union seeks inquiry into bank branch closures
Demographic changes shown in online graphs
Clean4Shore completes Patonga clean-up plan
Please take survey, koala group urges
Donations collected for Homelessness Week
Rotary club holds charity golf day
Anglicans appoint new Peninsula rector
Uniting minister to leave parish
Mike Curley dies just short of 85th birthday
Phyll O'Regan dies at 94
Mangrove Creek holding tank loses water
Bushfire fund to support local innovators
Why do we do what we do?
Month ends with highest July and annual rainfall figures
Dual occupancy proposed for Brittania St
Four units proposed for Waratah Ave site
Revised application removes garage and second access
No details of three-unit proposal available
Are any council staff acting on its climate change policy?
Procrastination on climate change policy
More than 1000 active cases remain
Aged care home cleared of coronavirus
Hospital introduces tighter visiting restrictions
Aged care provider expects more long-term residents
New aged care wellbeing manager appointed
Building works continue despite rain
Hospital system 'failing the community', says Tesch
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Echoes of Laurel Canyon at Troubadour folk club
Patchwork group is 'powering along'
A change of scene
Cleaners awarded in Education Week
Public education appreciation awards to college staff
Kindergarten celebrates 100 days
College student member of winning YouthRock band
Association raises $2500 at athletics carnival
Pyjama day raises $400
School defers Education Week celebration
Book parade held to celebrate Book Week
Busy rehearsing on guitars
Parents to meet at Umina campus
Touch team comes fifth in the State
Day of friendship at college
Dressed as their possible future selves
Personal best in gymnastics
Booking open for family Kindergarten interviews
Naidoc activities held at Woy Woy campus
Students and parents explore curriculum options
College team make it to Oztag semi-finals
Lesson on social media careers
Students engage in 'quality learning experiences'
Woy Woy Junior Rugby Football Club players' photo
Southern Ettalong United retains fourth spot
Umina comes second in youth pool rescue event
Learn to instruct Learn-to-Swim
Cricket coach and players wanted
Open pairs championship for bridge club
Bridge club holds super congress online
Cricket club to hold sportsman's lunch
Bridge promotions
First win to Swans under-11s



Aged care home cleared of coronavirus

A facility-wide PCR test has cleared a local aged care home of any coronavirus cases.

Following a recent outbreak of the disease at BlueWave Living in Woy Woy, chief executive Mr Matt Downie said: "We have had no new cases now for some time with any residents, and there are currently no remaining positive cases either with any residents."

He said: "We undertook facility-wide PCR testing early this week, and all the results have come in now.

"Visitors are welcome to any wings, in line with current guidelines - A maximum of two adult visitors per day per resident.

"Other precautions remain in place, such as a rapid test for all visitors on arrival and the wearing of masks.

"We are obviously continuing to experience significant Covid cases in the community, with the current wave impacting most of us at some point, which we all need to be mindful of.

Mr Downie said that nearly half the aged care facilities in NSW had been impacted by Covid outbreaks in the last few weeks.

"With the peak expected to occur sometime through August, the number impacted will undoubtedly continue to grow.

"It is entirely probable that we will see future outbreaks occur here given the prevalence of Covid in the community.

"However, with the high levels of vaccination, importantly booster vaccinations, and the ability to now access anti-viral medication, the impact on individuals is now much better managed and adverse outcomes have reduced greatly as compared to previous waves."

Mr Downie said: "All visitors are not to attend at all if feeling unwell in any way, even with the mildest of symptoms, including scratchy throat, headaches and runny nose."

Visiting hours remain from 10am to 4pm, seven days a week.

Video call are still available as an alternative to visiting.

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