The Mercury has put together a guide about the coronavirus situation and how it will affect Maitland residents.
This story will be updated as new information is released.
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- Widdon Largs and Benhome have moved quickly to protect potentially vulnerable residents. The Largs aged care facility has started a two-week period of no visitors into the home - a move that will be reassessed after that period.
- Benhome has been similarly proactive. It went into lockdown as a precautionary measure on Monday, March 16 after three residents started feeling unwell. It expects to ease the lockdown, but there will be conditions: restricted access to non-essential visitors, reduced visiting hours (9am to 5pm weekdays, and weekends 10am to non and 2pm to 4pm), maximum two visitors for an hour, enhanced hand hygiene and so on.
- Maitland Hospital
- John Hunter Hospital
Events that have been cancelled
- Maitland Black and White luncheon on April 30
- Groovin the Moo on May 9
- Dogs in the Park on March 29
- National Textiles reunion on March 21
- Gresford Billy Cart Derby on April 11
- Tocal Field Days from May 1-3
- Anzac Day services on April 25
- Steamfest on April 18-19
- Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival from March 27-29
- Mai-Wel Creative Arts Album Launch on March 19, Easter Hoi on April 2 and Gala Ball on May 2
- Tocal homestead is closed Sundays to the public until further notice
- Lovedale Long Lunch on May 16-17
- Billabong's Restaurant 25th birthday on March 25
Events still going ahead at this stage/events postponed
- Slow Food Earth Markets
- Gum Ball Festival postponed from April 24-26 to October (held with Dashville Skyline)
- Maitland netball training and other activities postponed until end of April, season commences May 2
- Maitland district cricket finals called off, rep games also cancelled
- Newcastle Rugby League suspended at least until end of May
- Northern NSW Football games suspended until at least April 14
- Newcastle Rugby Union training and matches suspended, until at least May 1.
- Maitland Gold Cup greyhound final to proceed on Thursday behind closed doors.
- Basketball NSW has postponed all competitions until further notice.
- Details on the supermarkets here.
- KFC has closed its dine-in restaurants but is still open via drive-thru and deliveries
- Valley Restaurant turns to takeaay and home delivery
- Fratelli Roma Italian restaurant doing takeaway lunch and dinner, order online, Tuesday to Saturday.
- The Whistler doing breakfast and lunch takeaway only. Working on dinner menu for pickup and delivery and online ordering. Not accepting cash.
- The Grand Junction is closed until further notice.
- Bradford Hotel is closed indefinitely.
- Belmore Hotel is closed until further notice.
- Coach and Horses Hotel public areas closed temporarily.
- Windsor Castle Hotel closed. Bottle shop open and delivery meals commencing Thursday, March 26.
- Pourhouse closed but offering takeaway food and drinks, including craft beer.