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Pub rules being tightened in NSW in response to new increase in Covid cases.

The number of patrons allowed in local pubs will be reduced, as the New South Wales Government tries to avoid a second wave of COVID-19.

Testing stations for Covid19 are located across the Coffs Coast. Photo – The ABC

Group bookings will be limited to 10, with tougher rules about cleaning and signing into venues. The pub crackdown comes after a growing coronavirus cluster at the Crossroads Hotel in Sydney.

The Mid North Coast Local Health District says more than 20,000 tests have been conducted across the region and it’s encouraging people, even with the mildest of symptoms, such as a runny nose, scratchy throat or a cough, to get tested.

COVID-19 testing clinics are located across the region at Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Bellingen, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Kempsey and Laurieton.

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First published at The ABC Coffs Coast Facebook page – Tuesday 14 July 2020. See; https://www.facebook.com/abccoffscoast

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