EXCLUSIVE: COVID cluster emerges in Wollongong complex

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The Wollongong Homeless Hub is under police guard because of a COVID outbreak at the crisis accommodation facility on Keira Street.

Wave FM has received a copy of a letter that was sent to occupants by the Illawarra Shoalhaven Public Health Unit.

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"A cluster of people at the complex have recently been confirmed as having Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection," the letter said.

"If you were at 75-79 Keira St Wollongong any time after 4th September 2021, you are considered a close contact.

"You must immediately get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate.

"Remain in self-isolation until midnight of the 29th September 2021," the letter instructed.

Wave FM understands that police were called to facility yesterday afternoon to enforce compliance.

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The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has acknowledged a request for information from Wave FM but is yet to formally respond.

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