Weekly Covid Tests Now Mandatory For Some Coasties Who Work Out Of Town

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Central Coast locals who travel more than 50 kilometres outside the lockdown zone for work are now required to have a COVID test every seven days.

The new rules mean workers will need to provide proof they’ve had the test before they’ll be allowed on site.

Gosford MP Liesl Tesch says it’ll impact a lot of workers and is asking for some leniency while locals get used to to the roles.

“A lot of workers that travel up to the mines... and areas north of Newcastle.  We’ve got tradies going all over the place. We completely understand why we need to protect regional New South Wales, but we need some clarity," she said. 

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said yesterday essential workers who do travel for work must only go to their workplace.

The new testing requirements are part of a raft of restrictions to be introduced to help stop the latest Covid outbreak.

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14 July 2021




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