In the Cove Lane Cove Podcast – Still in Lockdown September 2021

Welcome to our podcast.  Today we will be discussing how to find out about COVID19 Local information.  We also talk to In the Cove’s running expert Andy Smith from North Shore Outdoor Running and Fitness.   He has some brilliant tips on how to exercise in our own LGA.

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Locally Acquired Cases

You can find out about locally acquired COVID19 cases by visiting this site published by NSW Health.

The Lane Cove LGA, 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.

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.


Active Cases

You can find the active cases here.

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. A Link to the 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:

Andy Smith’s Running Tips

Andy has put together some bush trail runs, hill runs, and stair climbs and they are all LOCAL.

Run a Lap of Lane Cove

Top 10 Stair Runs in Lane Cove

Top 10 hills to run in Lane Cove

Top 8 trail runs for more details.

As a bonus, Andy has also put together some local bike-riding routes for you.  More details here

Andy is the Running Coach for the North Shore Running and Fitness Group and Personal Trainer at the affiliated Sydney Performance Lab.

Whilst heavily immersed in the running concept of “longer is better”, with numerous marathon, Ironman Triathlon and trail ultramarathon finishes, Andy still thrives on testing his performance with races of any distance and loves to share his passion for running, health and fitness with everyone around him!

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0412 522 047

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.

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.


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:

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


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.



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