8 September 2021

Residents feel they’re being left on their own to battle the uncertainties of COVID-19 with concerns raised about positive cases in two local apartment blocks.  A resident of Harts Landing in Thornton, who wishes to remain anonymous, contacted the Weekender with concerns when they were notified of cases.

“On Saturday we were emailed to say there was a case and directed to NSW Health who had no idea about it, and then it said cases but we had no information about how many or where it is in the complex,” the resident said.

“In block A, it is predominately affordable, disabled, Indigenous and some social housing so we are talking about people health wise who are more vulnerable.”

The Pacific Building Management Group confirmed to the Weekender that there is two COVID-19 cases in Building A and B of Harts Landing. The group said that a deep clean was undertaken of common areas across the whole complex and that residents were encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 as a precaution.

A NSW Health Spokesperson said the public health unit follows national guidelines to identify potential contacts and manage their risks.

The Western Weekender
Emily Feszczuk