BY JARROD MELMETH
Residents of a Windale apartment complex have been forced into isolation after an occupant tested positive to COVID-19.
Hunter New England Health says the confirmed case is now in isolation off-site and testing has been arranged for affected residents who are now in isolation while they await the results.
The health district is urging anyone who visited the apartment complex from the evening of Friday 20 August to the morning of Tuesday 24 August to immediately isolate and get tested.
Health authorities are working with police, and building management to implement health and safety measures.
If residents are required to isolate for 14-day quarantine period, food and other services including daily welfare checks will be provided to the residents.
Hunter New England Health is reminding residents and visitors of apartment complexes to wear a face mask in any shared areas including lifts, stairwells and corridors.