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Wallsend diggers has issued the following statement to its members.

Good Evening Members.

Wallsend Diggers was contacted by NSW Health earlier this afternoon. We were advised that a person from Sydney who is Covid Confirmed entered the premises on Thursday 30th July between the hours of 7pm and 9pm. NSW Health have advised the Club to undergo a Deep Clean of the entire premises as per NSW Health Guidelines. The Deep Clean is already underway.

As a result of Wallsend Diggers Covid Safe Plan and record keeping within this plan we were able to immediately identify all those who were on the premises during these times. NSW Health now has all that information and will be contacting all those present within the specified times.

NSW Health has advised us that the Covid Safe Plan that we have in place is excellent as we were able to provide information immediately. Please note that the Club has not been breached in any capacity.

We have also been advised that we are not the only venue in the area that has been shutdown as a result of this person at this stage.

NSW Health have also advised that because we are undergoing a Deep Clean tonight and had previously did a fogging 48 hours prior to this person entering the premises we will be re-opening Monday morning 3rd August 2020 at 9am.

As per the guidelines, if you feel unwell then please seek medical advise or get Covid tested.

I would ask that you refrain from negative comments and please think about the mental health of your fellow members and all the staff. We are in very challenging times and the only way we will get through this is to work together and help each other.

I thank you in advance for your support.
Please stay safe and take care of each other.

Yours sincerely

John Hume
Chief Executive Officer