16 October 2020

NSW Health is upgrading health advice for the Great Beginnings Child Care Centre at Oran Park after new cases of COVID-19 linked to the centre have been confirmed since 8pm last night.

The new cases, a family and an educator, attended the centre and are linked to a confirmed case previously reported on 13 October. Further information on the cases will be provided when they are counted in tomorrow’s numbers.

The new cases attended before the centre closed on October 13. The centre has not reopened since then.

The advice provided on 13 October was that people in a specific area of the centre were close contacts, but NSW Health is now expanding that advice to cover all staff or children who attended Great Beginnings at Oran Park between 2 and 13 October inclusive.

These people are now all considered close contacts and must get tested immediately and self-isolate for a full 14 days from when they last attended. They must stay isolated for their full isolation period regardless of their test result. Contact tracing and investigations are continuing.

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Testing is quick, free, and easy and most people receive their test result within 24 hours. If you have even the mildest of symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, fever or other symptoms that could be COVID-19, please come forward for testing right away.

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