Shoalhaven News

COVID-19 cases increase in Illawarra/Shoalhaven

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has confirmed 51 cases of the COVID-19 Virus, as the pandemic continues.  The majority are over 60 and most are mild to moderate and in home isolation. Dr Bruce Ashford told a media gathering outside Wollongong hospital yesterday  they have been preparing and resourcing, and have asked...

Tougher COVID-19 restrictions looming for NSW

Disturbing news this morning that NSW has recorded almost 200 new Covid-19 cases in 12-hours. The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the state has now risen to 1,219. State Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said that 190 new cases have been diagnosed since 8 o'clock last night. "We will be closely...

Police can now fine people for breaching Coronavirus orders

New South Wales Police are now able to hand out on-the-spot fines to anyone who breaches public health orders or ministerial directions during the Coronavirus pandemic. Officers have the power to issue fines of $1,000 to individuals and $5,000 to businesses that breach public health directives. People in the firing line include...

Sussex Inlet armed robbery investigation continues

We're being asked for our help as inquiries continue into an armed robbery at Sussex Inlet last year. About 10.30pm on Thursday July 25 two men forced entry to the RSL on Jacobs Street. Armed with a firearm, sledgehammers and a machete, they threatened six staff members and locked them in a...

Shoalhaven City Council closes its doors

Shoalhaven City Council will be closing all in-person customer services to slow the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Shoalhaven, following the Federal Government’s announcement until further notice.  Council continues to deliver essential services such as waste and recycling collections, as well as the cleaning of public amenities. Plans will be in...

ISLHD COVID-19 confirmed case update

As at 8.30am Wednesday, 25 March there were 38 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). Of these cases, one patient is being cared for in Wollongong Hospital and one patient in Shoalhaven Hospital. Health staff continue to undertake daily wellness checks with all confirmed cases in...

Increased visitor restrictions at Shoalhaven Hospital

The Illawarra/Shoalhaven District has now put in place increased visitor restrictions with the aim of minimising the spread of COVID-19. Chief Executive Margot Mains, says the decision has been made in the best interests of patients, staff and the community. For patients on general hospital wards and non COVID-19, there's a visiting...

Children contract COVID-19

NSW has its first cases of kids contracting the coronavirus.NSW has its first cases of kids contracting the coronavirus. The state's Chief medico Dr KERRY CHANT this morning announced two children under the age of 10 have been confirmed. "A two-month-old boy who was tested following close contact with a confirmed adult...

COVID-19 new restrictions

 The Prime Minister has  announced a range of strict new social distancing measures which will come into effect from midnight.  They include: Food courts in shopping centres will have to go to takeaway only. Auction houses will have to close, real estate auctions and open house inspections must cease.  State Govts will make a...

Wildlife trail cameras stolen off Turpentine Road

Wildlife Station volunteers at St. Georges Basin have been left shaking their heads after two trail cameras set up in the bush near Turpentine Road were stolen. The cameras were being used to monitor the movements of wildlife ever since the bushfires ripped through the area. The information is then sent into...