Statement Regarding COVID-19 Exposure at Manly Guest House
Member for Manly, James Griffin MP said the community can be assured that the Northern Sydney Local Health District is proactively managing a Covid-19 exposure in Manly. Mr Griffin said, “I would like to thank the staff of the Northern Sydney Local Health District who are working alongside Police to ensure a Covid-19 exposure in Manly is being expertly managed.”
“I encourage people to continue getting tested if they experience the mildest of symptoms, and if they haven’t already, to get vaccinated.’ Mr Griffin said.
“I am advised that public health and infectious disease experts are providing ongoing advice and support to residents of a Manly hotel following a COVID-19 exposure
“This is a delicate set of circumstances and I ask that we respect privacy of the guests during this difficult time.” Mr Griffin said.
Quotes attributable to a Northern Sydney Local Health District spokesperson:
Residents are required to isolate and get tested and health staff are assisting the guests with their welfare and health needs during this time.
The source of the COVID-19 infection is currently under investigation.
NSW Health does not disclose details of specific venues unless there is a public health reason, such as if contacts are unable to be identified by other means.
When a confirmed COVID-19 case attends a venue while possibly infectious, NSW Health carries out a risk assessment on that venue to determine whether other people may have been exposed.
The public is alerted as quickly as possible to any venues where potential public exposures may have occurred.
Information on public venues of concern are listed on the NSW Health website here: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/nsw-covid-19-case-locations/exposure-locations