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12 Jul 2021
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Audit finds Woy Woy car spaces will cost $211,000 each
Ferry service abandons pet ban plan
'We cannot afford to be complacent' - Crouch
CWA still waiting for compensation for wharf land
Group may ask for Bays roads to be 'shared zones'
CWA branch calls on council to be 'fair and transparent'
ACF branch calls for retention of playground and tree
Media release ignores facts of playground strategy
Palm Beach ferries diverted
Actions of first Administrator should be examined - CEN
Grants program opens with $900,000
Wicks wants the Central Coast 'a stand-alone region'
More improvements to Patonga hall
MPs call for more government support
Speed camera program raises fines not safety - Tesch
Use vouchers with local businesses, Tesch urges
MP runs colouring and drawing competition
Pearl Beach Challenge postponed due to lockdown
Rotary club takes 'Christmas' holiday
Six topics identified for church purpose statement
Umina Rotary hears about Clean4Shore success
Egg and bacon roll morning still planned
Garage sale might have been better with good weather
Date for fete at Patonga
Four books to discuss at next CWA book club
Guide dog puppy raising is 'giving back to community'
Bays group registers for QR code
A new theme for a new president
Leadership positions vacant at Baptist church
Tree lovers welcomed
Pandemic winner
Clean4shore to hold annual meeting
Rotary awards honorary memberships
Fellowship awarded to club treasurer
Plans to fly to England
Shops offer online ordering and contact-free pick-up
Thanks to Rotary club from Uganda
Little rain for start of July
Four-unit development proposed for Paul St
Planning comments may go unnoticed
Three-unit development proposed for Bowden Rd
Liquour licence applications considered
Go ahead given for Mutu St factory
Where are the commuter parking spaces?
No limit to high-handed council behaviour
Short-term gain at economic, social, environmental cost
Access is 'main obstacle' to aged care staff vaccination
Tribute paid to 'learned and loved older Australians'
A sign of brighter days ahead
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The Bays art show postponed until October
Dates set for rescheduled Bays art show
Bays' book on sale
Book launch postponed
Learning from home this week
Preschool celebrates Naidoc Week
Students sent letters about targeted programs
Bowls club raises $5000 on charity day
Cycling 'tour' continues
Cycling Tour duration extended
Tesch congratulates Wimbledon winners
Golf club publishes 10km map
Junior touch registrations start
Bowls clubs proceed with Mixed Kingfisher carnival
Oval availability welcomed
New infrastructure for soccer field
Tribute paid to Freddy Querruel
Southern Spirit registrations start for all teams
Tennis registration postponed
Umina surf club opens online registrations



Access is 'main obstacle' to aged care staff vaccination

The main "blockage" for Woy Woy aged care staff getting vaccinated has been the "very limited access" to the Pfizer vaccine.

Blue Wave Living chief executive Mr Matt Downie said the Pfizer vaccination was preferred in aged care due to the short window of full vaccination - three weeks versus three months for Astra Zeneca.

He said there were extensive waiting times.

"Staff making appointments are being given dates in August for their first vaccination jab."

Mr Downie said: "This is very poor for a group that was supposed to be part of 1A phase of the vaccination roll out .

"We are thankful that recently the NSW government has made a commitment to establish roving vaccination clinics to visit aged care facilities and help address this issue .

"We are hopeful this will get underway very soon, as it will enable better access for our staff to become fully vaccinated .

"This is what we had originally understood was going to happen following the roving clinics vaccinating majority of residents in aged care, but it simply never eventuated .

"Until the recent announcement that it will become compulsory for staff working in aged care, it has been a choice for individuals to make, which combined with a lack of community cases in Australia until recently, has undoubtedly led to some deferring making a decision, despite our promotion of the need."

Mr Downie said: "The only path out of this Covid world is to have most of the Australian population vaccinated .

"That way we can avoid both community lock downs and aged care facility lock downs .

"Sadly, we seem to have been let down in this regard .

"Australia ranks last of all the OECD countries in terms of percentage of the population vaccinated.

"We have only managed to vaccinate 4.7 per cent of our population, while other countries are now pushing past 50 per cent of their population .

"With aged care continuing to be very much on the front line, and at risk of continued Covid outbreaks, I find this situation extraordinarily disappointing.

"As an Australian, I find this statistic quite devastating .

"We have done so well to limit the intrusion of Covid in this country, but have made so little progress towards a path out of the pandemic impact.

"We can only be hopeful that the current outbreak in NSW is short-lived, and we can re-open to visitors very soon."

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