A man has been charged after allegedly hosting multiple gatherings at Shortland, in breach of the Public Health Orders.

It’s believed the gathering is one of the parties attended by the two Sydney women who sparked the Hunters COVID-19 outbreak.

Police will alleged the 22-year-old man hosted a number of gatherings at the home on Sandgate Road on three separate nights from 28 – 30 July. He has since tested positive to COVID-19.

Three other people – two men aged 21 and 26, and a 20-year-old woman – were issued with $1000 Penalty Infringement Notices for attending the gatherings.

Police are continuing their investigations into the events to identify further guests.

The 22-year-old man will face court on Tuesday 28 September 2021.