Lane Cove News Week in Review 1st September to 8th September 2021

Welcome to our Lane Cove Local News week in review with up-to-date information on COVID19 as it impacts the Lane Cove Local Government Area.

COVID-19 cases and tests by local government area as at 8 pm 07/09/2021 Last 4 Weeks Data

Set out below are details of the COVID19 cases recorded in our LGA, which includes all suburbs with a 2066 postcode and Greenwich. These stats do not include that part of Lane Cove North located in Willoughby City Council (for those who live on the Mowbray school side of Mowbray Road). This data is all COVID19 cases recorded for people living in the Lane Cove LGA of locally acquired cases in the last four weeks.  We have also included the nearby Local Government Areas stats, and Hunters Hill has had a big increase in cases in the last two weeks.

 

  Cases* Cases with unknown source Total tests Test rate (per 1000)
Hornsby 82 38 33511 220
Hunters Hill 24 12 9089 607
Lane Cove 32 12 16124 402
Mosman 6 3 5432 175
North Sydney 16 9 12616 168
Ryde 165 87 58840 448
Willoughby 19 12 12365 152

*Includes all locally acquired cases (known and unknown source)

The tables show the location of residence by Local Government Area (LGA) or local health district (LHD) of locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the last four weeks. It is based on the date the person first developed symptoms. When no date of symptom onset is available (it is either under investigation by public health staff or the person tested positive without showing symptoms), the date of the positive test is used. Infections are not always acquired in the place of residence as people often travel outside their area for many reasons (e.g. work, school and shopping). Cases without a NSW residential address and people who were exposed interstate or overseas are not shown. Case counts may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case reviews.

 Source:  https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/stats-local.aspx

Daily Cases Lane Cove Aug 10th to September 8th 2021

Aug 10 1
Aug 12 1
Aug 13 1
Aug 14 1
Aug 15 1
Aug 19 1
Aug 20 1
Aug 21 3
Aug 22 3
Aug 23 3
Aug 24 1
Aug 26 1
Aug 27 1
Aug 29 3
Aug 30 2
Aug 31 1
Sept 1 3
Sept 2 3
Sept 3 1
Sept 4 0
Sept 5 0
Sept 6 2
Sept 7 0
Sept 8 0

 

Active Cases

The data below the number of active cases  (active cases are cases where a person is in isolation and is being managed by NSW Health)

Lane Cove and Surrounding Suburbs Exposure Sites

Coles Lane Cove

A COVID19 Positive case attended Coles Lane Cove on 1st September between 11.01 and 11.16 am. Please monitor for symptoms, and if you feel ill, get tested.
Please note that NSW Health no longer publishes exposures sites in Greater Sydney where people could be casual contacts. Please read here to find out why https://inthecove.com.au/…/nsw-health-policy-change…/

BP Pacific Highway Artarmon

Local residents were told by a staff member that there was a staff working 1- 4 pm on Tuesday 31 August 2021 BUT not verified yet by BP.

Note BP Artarmon is in the Lane Cove LGA.

BP advised ITC the following:

“bp can confirm that a team member at bp Artarmon has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating.
“bp is closely following the advice and requirements of the NSW Department of Health, and the site has been deep-cleaned. All employees who work at the site have been notified of the of the situation, and impacted employees are isolating, will undergo testing and are closely monitoring for any symptoms.
“All of our sites are following strict safety protocols, including increased sanitising procedures in-store and on the fuel forecourt, the wearing of face masks, and the use of QR codes.
“We take this situation very seriously – the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers is our highest priority, and we want to minimise their exposure and risk to COVID-19. Customers should be assured they can continue to safely shop and refuel at our bp Artarmon store,” bp spokesperson.
COVID19 Press Conference 8th September 2021

NSW recorded 1,480 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night. – NINE people sadly passed away.

Of the 1,480 locally acquired cases reported to 8 pm last night, 38 are from Northern Sydney local health district – this is the most we have had in the NSKLHD.

There are currently 1,136 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 194 people in intensive care, 78 of whom require ventilation. 158 are not vaccinated – please get vaccinated.

No new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night, and 23 previously reported cases had been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 37,535.

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of nine people who had COVID-19.

A man in his 60s from Dubbo died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

A man in his 90s from southeast Sydney died at St George Hospital. He was a resident of St George Aged Care Facility in Bexley and acquired his infection there.

A man in his 20s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 80s from southeastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital.

A woman in her 60s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 70s from western Sydney died at St Vincent’s Hospital.

A man in his 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A man in his 70s from southwestern Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

A man in his 40s from southwestern Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to its loved ones.

There have been 148 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 204 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 31,914 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There were 130,341 COVID-19 tests reported to 8 pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 100,745.

NSW Health administered 31,064 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night, including 7,824 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,689,120, with 2,889,178 doses administered by NSW Health to 8 pm last night and 4,799,942 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59 pm on Monday 6 September 2021.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID 19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact with a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately.

It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact with a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately. When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case. Local testing info here.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly, and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a public transport route at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed.

Vaccination Stats

There are appointments available at local pharmacies for the AZ vaccine.

Burns Bay Medical Practices, Lane Cove Doctors, and Lane Cove Family Medical Practice are also now offering Pfizer.

Get jabbed soon. Lane Cove LGA has the 7th highest vaccination rate (Ku ring gai Council is number one).

NSW Health has now published Vaccination rates by LGA. See map below—link to stats here.

The official vaccine booking link is here.

There are also various other tools available such as Covid Queue and Covid-19 Near me – which show you vaccinations and testing locations and availability.

Mask Up

Just a reminder to mask up and scan in. We have been advised that one apartment block in Lane Cove has two positive COVID19 CASES in their block. Their body corporate has sent emails to all the residents and is keeping them up to date on what is happening. All common areas have been deep cleaned.

50% of Lane Cove lives in apartments, and it is so important that when you are in common areas, you wear your mask and comply with lift restrictions.

Also, get vaccinated. Lane Cove has a great vaccination rate, but it can be improved. If you have a relative over 60 who has not been vaccinated, please ask them to speak to their doctor about getting vaccinated and let them know there are many places where they can be vaccinated locally.

Local vaccination info here:

Local Testing info here:

How to Wear a Mask Properly here:

Fire in Longueville – Solar Panels

NSW Fire and Rescue Media Unit has advised ITC of the following:

At 10.52 am on Tuesday 7th September, they received an emergency call for a house fire in Stuart Street Longueville (near Dettman Av). The fire started in the solar panels.

Everyone is safe, and the residents called 000 immediately

In June 2020, ITC was also advised of another house fire in Lane Cove, where the fire started in the roof due to solar panels.

In August 2020, NSW Fire and Rescue published the following.

Fire and Rescue NSW are warning residents with solar panels to remain observant and take steps to protect their homes after a series of solar panel fires over the last week.

Solar panels were found to be the cause of four fires this week. The first at a home in Lalor Park, where the isolating switch for the solar panels was found to have failed.

Another occurred in Maryland, near Newcastle, due to a short-circuiting of a solar power box, resulting in smoke omitting from the box.

A home in Pennant Hills saw solar panels catch alight and FRNSW firefighters arrived to find a smouldering fire. Solar panels at a school in Parramatta also caused a fire on the roof due to a failure in the isolating switch.

Fire incidents related to solar panels are up by more than 20 per cent from this time last year, with solar isolation switches causing almost half of all solar panel-related fires.

Commissioner for Fair Trading, Rose Webb said it is vital to ensure solar panel systems are installed by a professional.

“If you’re considering installing solar panels at your property, any system you install needs to comply with Australian standards.

“It’s also essential that you use a contractor that’s qualified to do the installation and wiring, so it’s always a good idea to do a licence check with NSW Fair Trading before any work takes place” she said.

Superintendent Graham Kingsland from the Fire Investigation and Research Unit spoke to the importance of taking steps to ensure solar panels are as safe as possible.

“Over the last five years we have seen solar panel related fires increase five-fold, it is not uncommon to see solar panels cause house and building fires.

“By ensuring solar panels are installed by a licensed installer, and are well maintained by a professional, you can prevent a tragedy” he said.

Remember, calling Triple Zero (000) for a fire emergency can be the difference between life and death, or a building or other property being saved or destroyed.

For more information on solar panel safety, visit the Fair Trading website. https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/…/durin…/solar-panels

Power Outage

Parts of Lane Cove West have lost power on Saturday, 4th September 2021.

Bunnings

Bunnings will reopen for shopping in person (although they have said you should still, where possible, use click and collect). Bunnings Artarmon, Chatswood and Gladesville will open.

Greenwich Baths to reopen soon

Council is re-opening Greenwich Baths early on Saturday, 18 September, to allow residents the option of using the Baths for exercise during lockdown.

At this stage, the Baths will be open for exercise only. This means swim-and-go only, no sunbaking or picnics.

Current restrictions related to exercise require you to stay within your own LGA or within 5kms of home.

Please observe social distancing, avoid mingling and wear your mask as required.

Do not attend if you are unwell; or if you are not permitted to attend under the current health orders.

Lane Cove Council Pesticide Spraying

Council contractors will commence Broadleaf Weed Spraying in some parks, open spaces and ovals in mid-September. This timeframe allows for working with changes in weather. The herbicide to be used for small parks and open spaces will be Javelin or SpearheadCasper will be used on Kingsford Smith Oval, Bob Campbell Oval, Burns Bay and Pottery Green. Monument will be used at Blackman Park (B3 and B4).

Notification signs will be put out at the major entrances to the parks at least one week before spraying. The time of spray will be updated immediately prior to the pesticide application and remain in place until the park is reopened for public use later that day. The public is requested to follow on-site signage and not to use the parks on the day that the pesticide is applied.

We are aware that our open spaces are important places to exercise during the current pandemic and are doing our best to minimise the disruption while this annual process is carried out (including spraying at night where possible).

Parks and spaces to be sprayed:

OVAL NAME

  • Bob Campbell Oval
  • Burns Bay Oval
  • Blackman Park (B3 and B4)
  • Kingsford Smith Oval
  • Pottery Green Oval

PARK NAME

  • 106 Tambourine Bay Road
  • 266 Longueville Road
  • Aquatic Park
  • Bayview Park
  • Blackman Park – all areas excluding playing fields
  • Bob Campbell Oval picnic areas
  • Burns Bay Reserve
  • Carlotta playground (Evelyn St)
  • Central Park
  • Charlish Park
  • Corner of Ffrench St and Bent St
  • Cullen Park
  • Cunninghams Reach (at park sign & oppo new shelter)
  • Gamma Res
  • Goodlet Reserve
  • Opposite Greenwich Wharf
  • Greenwich Park
  • Greenwich Sailing Club
  • Griffith Park
  • Hands Quarry Reserve
  • Helen St Reserve
  • Holloway Res (end of Vista St)
  • Hughes Park
  • Jago Street
  • Kellys Esp (opposite 1 Kellys Esp)
  • Kingsford Smith Oval (spraying outside oval only)
  • Leemon Reserve
  • Longueville Reserve
  • Marjorie York Playground
  • Manns Point
  • Mary Carlson Park
  • Mindarie Park
  • Newlands Park
  • Shell Park
  • Stringybark Reserve
  • St Lawrence (end of – above the baths)
  • Tambourine Bay Park
  • Turrumburra Dog Park

Lane Cove Council Election Survey

The Lane Cove Council elections will be held this year. We would like your feedback on what issues candidates should be talking about and also if you want us to hold a zoom candidates meeting. We held a forum last time, and it was packed, and residents got to ask some excellent questions.
Help us by filling out this survey, and you could go into the draw to win a $50 Lane Cove Gift Card.

Help During COVID19 Lockdown

During the last lockdown, ITC told our readers to let us know if they need any help during lockdown. We had very few people contact us about issues.

However, we have been contacted by locals who have been impacted financially by the lockdown during this lockdown, and both income earners have lost their jobs. We have referred them to Sydney Community Services who run a food bank.

Sydney Community Services would like Lane Cove residents to know the following:

“Supporting our Community

The current lockdown is taking its toll on everyone. All families and individuals feel the effects in some shape or another, and the financial burden is also hitting those who can normally rely on a steady and sustaining income. Sydney Community Services is open to people from all walks of life who find themselves in need of help. The generous community food drives keep us well stocked.

Our staff is here not only to provide tangible support such as wellness packs, and energy & water vouchers, but to also help you connect with further supports available. All requests for help are treated with sensitivity and confidentiality.

You can reach us by calling 9427 6425.

Please reach out to SCS if you need help.”

If you need help, please reach out to Sydney Community Services.

Thanks to all the amazing people that ordered a Father’s Day Feast last Sunday from @lillahkitchen, they raised $500 to be donated to @sydneycommunityservices ! 😍😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You are awesome!! Thanks very much! #sharethelove⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you need other help, let us know, we have so many people who are offering help that we can assist you in some way. It does not have to be financial; it could be an issue that you just need a kind voice on the end of the phone.

If you are not feeling ok, or a friend or family member isn’t, there is support is available.

// BEYOND BLUE CORONAVIRUS WELLBEING SUPPORT //

It’s natural to experience feelings of uncertainty and anxiety right now. If you’re not feeling ok, you might want to check out the Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service.

Call 1800 512 348 to get support now or chat with someone on their website: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/

You don’t need to be in crisis to seek support – the service is available to everyone, no matter your situation.

// LIFELINE TEXTLINE //

Some people don’t want to talk on the phone. But sometimes nighttime is hard.

You can text with someone from Lifeline. They provide short-term support for people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.

Text: 0477 13 11 14 from midday to midnight.

If you or anyone you know is in immediate danger, always call 000.

Our Cover Photo

ITC has chalk and sanitiser outside our house and people can write on our fence. Our cover photo broke our hearts.

Call and Collect

This week in review is sponsored by Zjoosh.

Zjoosh has made the following announcement about their new Call and Collect.

Zjoosh Lane Cove is very pleased to offer call and collect as a swift and convenient alternative to home delivery. We hope this will enable you to quickly secure last minute gifts and perhaps some lockdown treats for you. Check out our website here and then call and collect – https://bit.ly/3zUDxKv

Our Call and Collect service will be available for the first time this Friday 10th September and Saturday 11th September between 9am and 1pm at the Lane Cove Store.

It’s a good time to shop as new season bags and homewares including home fragrances have just been released.

Spend and Save Storewide, so Spend $99 Save 20%, Spend $199 Save 25%.

How to Place An Order

Please call our Zjoosh Customer Service Team during business hours on 9170 5882 or call our Lane Cove store on 8065 0744 during call and collect opening hours to speak with a team member. If the line is busy, please email your request to [email protected] and we will call you as soon as possible. We are happy to take payment over the phone or you may tap your card upon collection.

Depending on availability, orders may be ready to collect within the hour.

Please Be Safe

With current global circumstances, we kindly ask that you respect social distancing guidelines when arriving to collect your order. Currently, we are only accepting card payments, and are unable to handle cash. To ensure the safety of customers and staff we ask that you please sign in with our QR code. Our Zjoosh Hand Sanitiser will be available to use and you will not be permitted access to the store. Our staff will be waiting for you at the door.

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Newsletter – https://inthecove.com.au/sign-up-for-newsletter/

Lane Cove Chat by ITC– www.facebook.com/groups/itclanecovechat

Kids in the Cove – www.facebook.com/groups/861987681252413

In the Cove Podcast – inthecove.com.au/in-the-cove-lane-cove-podcast/

Weekly Lane Cove Property Update – https://inthecove.com.au/category/lane-cove-property/

As always, thanks to everyone for the support!!!!

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