Coronavirus impacted events + Helping each other out – CONTINUALLY UPDATED

Coronavirus impacted events + Helping each other out – CONTINUALLY UPDATED

Central Coast Chronicle is working with the Central Coast Community to keep everyone informed regarding Coronavirus impacted events.

This post will detail (in dot point) what’s on, what’s been rescheduled (or postponed) and in the unfortunate circumstance, what’s been cancelled. We will also list all rescheduled and confirmed events on our public-facing calendar, AT NO CHARGE.

So, if you have an event (large or small, community or business-focused) that you’d like included here, please fill in the form below, and we’ll also add it to our calendar (NOTE: We have a confirmed option and a tentative option, so please bear this in mind when sending us details of your event).

We also have a page listing restaurants that are offering take away and delivery – please CLICK HERE for local businesses that are still operating! 

As this is a fluid situation, this post will continue to be continually updated. We encourage you to BOOKMARK this page for your reference.



Government Provided Information: 

Provided by Lucy Wicks MP, Federal Member for Robertson:

– Australian Government Health Page – COVID-19,

Information from Adam Crouch MP, Member for Terrigal: (Note: Most recent updates are at the bottom)

Stimulus to Boost Health & Business Sectors


Emergency COVID-19 measures pass Parliament

COVID-19 Case confirmed at Kincumber High School

Kincumber High School to reopen on Thursday

Call to arms for Central Coast businesses

Visitors NOT Welcome

21 fee-free TAFE courses on offer

Dob in a tourist to Crime Stoppers

Support for Commercial Tenants

Praise for Central Coast Community

Central Coast residents urged to remain vigilant 




School to return full-time from next week


Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC):

 Please read the statement from RDA Central Coast Chair, 

RDACC has compiled an extensive list of resources for the public, please click here to view their page. 

Central Coast Council:


Information from 29/3/2020:

Central Coast public playspaces, outdoor fitness equipment and skate parks have been closed in line with the latest direction from the Australian Government to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Public reserves, shared pathways, boat ramps, public wharves and jetties, sports fields and other outdoor public spaces remain open at this stage, but we urge the community to continue to practice social distancing which includes maintaining a distance of 1.5 metres from others at all times.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced last night new measures in response to COVID-19 which includes the immediate closure of some public facilities including skateparks and outdoor playgrounds, and that public gatherings must not be more than two people, excluding household members.

These drastic measures to close these valued public facilities will greatly impact our children and families, but they are deemed necessary to protect our community’s health during this pandemic.

Whilst it is not possible to physically close off all playspaces and skateparks, we ask that our community act responsibly and follow the Australian Government direction to help minimise the spread of COVID-19 on the Central Coast.

To read the full media release, go to…/covid-19-forces-closu…

Information from 23/3/2020: 

There will be no Public Forum ahead of our Council meeting on Monday 23 March, and the gallery will be closed to the public. Council meetings can be viewed online at

23/03/ 2020: Central Coast Council will close for public access the administration buildings at Wyong and Gosford, libraries, leisure centres, gyms, pools, the Gosford Regional Gallery, Edogawa Commemorative Garden, The Entrance Visitor Information Centre, Gosford Smart Work Hub and all community facilities such as halls.

These closures to public access are effective immediately from Monday 23 March until further notice. This is in response to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the most recent government directive to shutdown non-essential services in New South Wales.

Beaches remain open and we will continue to monitor public attendance to comply with the restrictions around outdoor gatherings of 500 or more people. “We will still attend to customer service queries by phone on 1300 463 954 and via Council’s website and keep the community updated through Council’s information channels including social media, enews and advertising.

More info:

Gosford Private Hospital – Please visit their Facebook page for the latest information. Click here

Central Coast Health – Please visit their Facebook page – Click here


Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific: Rose High Tea: till Saturday 10th October

Doyalson Garden Pawty – Postponed – Event information here.

Under Southern Stars – The Entertainment Grounds Date TBC – February or March in 2021

The Wiggles Tour – Rescheduled dates TBC

Basketball NSW Competition and High Performance Programs/State Teams Suspended – TBC

The NAB Central Coast Italian Festival, advertised to be on April 4 & April 5, 2020, held throughout the Galleria, Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort, has been postponed, in line with the government directive on ‘ non essential, mass gatherings of 500 + people’, in the interest of public safety and effort to slow the spread of Covid 19. A date for the festival will be advised in the future.

She The Change Nights – Central Coast – Date TBC

Gather The Girls /Central Coast Collective – In Conversation Series with Ash Pollard – Date TBC

Future Women Leadership Summit –  Rescheduled to September 2nd & September 3rd 2020

CENTRAL COAST WEDDING FAIR – Due to the escalation of risk brought by COVID-19, we have made the decision to POSTPONE the Wedding Fair on Sunday. The safety and health of all exhibitors, attendees and staff remains a priority for The Entertainment Grounds, so we believe this is the most appropriate decision at this point in time. They will notify ticket holders as soon as a new date is set.

RNB Superclub at Wyong Rugby League Club – New date TBC

Splendour in the Grass – Rescheduled to 23-25 October

Sydney Food & Wine Show – ICC Sydney: 9th – 11th October 2020

Gosford RSL – $60,000 promotion update: The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly. Following advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on 13 March 2020 it is recommended that non-essential, organised gatherings be limited to fewer than 500 people. Our major promotional draws were planned for March 24, April 28 and June 2. These draws have been postponed and new draw dates will be advised once confirmed. Members will continue to receive entries until the new draw dates. Our website will be updated regularly with information for our members and guests.


Anzac Day Services

Groovin The Moo

Royal Easter Show


Basketball NSW Courses


Sydney Writers Festival

Newcastle Writers Festival

Lenny Kravitz Tour

Central Coast Art Society -Art and Photography Exhibition at the Gosford Regional Show

Central Coast Council run events:

  • There will be no Public Forum ahead of our Council meeting on Monday 23 March, and the gallery will be closed to the public. Council meetings can be viewed on line at
  • All non-essential Council run programs, workshops, activities and events are cancelled until 30 April.
  • All library programs and events are cancelled until 30 April.
  • Gosford Regional Gallery opening night events cancelled for the Emerging 2020 and the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize and Coastal Sanctuaries, with exhibitions continuing to be open to the public
  • Mamma Mia – The Musical has been cancelled at Laycock Street Theatre.
  • Pelican Feeding at The Entrance closed for two weeks (until 1 April) due to the unavailability of Marine Rescue staff following their organisation protocol to restrict person-to-person fundraising activities.
  • Youth Week and School holiday activities.
  • Flavours by the Sea – 21 March 2020
  • Councillor Q&A Session for Gosford East Ward – Erina Centre at Erina Fair, Wednesday 18 March, 6-9pm
  • All public Anzac Day commemoration services as announced by RSL NSW.
  • Live Well Central Coast – 28 March to 5 April 2020
  • Summer series
  • Waterfront performers at The Entrance
  • Central Coast Country Music Festival
  • Central Coast Stadium A-League games will be closed to the public this weekend. The NRL Game scheduled has also been moved to Sydney and is closed to the public.
  • Sporting competitions of large group participants at our leisure centres.

Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific:

Bubble Time ‘Live’ – April 3, May 8, June 5,  Good Friday Seafood Buffet, Peter Kuruvita’s House of Curry



Gosford Golf Club: Gosford golf club are still open for golf both social and competition and are serving takeaway meals and take home packaged dinners from our kiosk next to the pro shop, pre-orders are available! Give the club a call on 4337 3333 and they will be more than happy to text or email you a copy of the new menu!

NRL – Due to restart on May 28th Stay up to date here

Central Coast Mariners Relay via A-League

read statement here 

Update: 8/4/2020: Read the latest news here

AFL – Postponed

Shelly Beach Golf Club: Please read their updates here 

Specific VENUE Information: 

Gosford RSL: Take away meal are still available to visit or call 43238320
The Galaxy Motel and Ashwood Motel are still open.
We will continue to update our website and Facebook as changes arise. “To our Members, Guests and the entire Gosford RSL Community,
The Prime Minister has announced that registered clubs, along with other hospitality venues, are required to cease operating from Midday, Monday 23 March 2020, so as to slow the spread of Covid-19.
Gosford RSL Club has now closed.”

Deepwater Plaza: 

Easter hours at Deepwater Plaza –

April 10 – Good Friday
Centre – CLOSED
Coles – 11am – 5pm
Kmart – CLOSED

April 11 – Easter Saturday
– 9am – 4pm
Coles – 7am – 10pm
Kmart – 8am – 5pm

April 12 – Easter Sunday
 – 10am – 3pm
Coles – 9am – 6pm
Kmart – 8am – 5pm

April 13 – Easter Monday
– 10am – pm
Coles – 7am – 10pm
Kmart – 8am – 5pm

30/3/2020: Service NSW at Deepwater Plaza remains open (as of 30.03.2020) and are following strict social distancing guidelines and maximum number of customers in store at a time.

The NSW Government has set up a 24/7 hotline for COVID-19 inquiries and up-to-date information about restrictions, cost of living assistance, financial support for businesses or rules around social distancing. Give them a call or drop onto the Centre and please follow social distancing guidelines.

Bakers Delight now DELIVERING! 🍞 🥖The team will deliver your favourite products to your doorstep! Delivering Monday to Thursday to Woy Woy, for suburbs and pricing info visit our business updates page!

COLES at Deepwater Plaza will commence “Community Hour” from Wednesday 18 March 7am – 8am and it will run moving forward Monday to Friday only in all Coles supermarkets, to improve access to essential groceries for all customers, including the elderly and disadvantaged

Thank you for your support and understanding at this time, please take care.

23/03/2020: Shopping centres are excluded from the Government’s advice around public gatherings. We remain open and trading so you can access essential products and services.

In line with the latest updated government advice our cafes and restaurants are now only offering takeaway services and some are providing a home delivery service.

Our retailers are working extremely hard to maintain stock levels as best as they can. The safety and wellbeing of our shoppers, retailers and staff is our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and follow the advice of the Government health authorities at this time. Thank you for your understanding and please take care.

Gosford Sailing Club: Please read their statement here

Sydney Opera House: From our House to yours is our new digital program of weekly live recordings, full length performances, never-before-seen footage, as well as podcasts, articles, videos and more.

Tune in from your laptops and living rooms as we deliver unmissable performances, thought provoking stories and the chance to connect with artists, experts and arts-lovers from around the world.

So kick off your shoes, sing-along, dance, debate and discuss at the place where inspiration lives on, online…


To see what Cafes, restaurants and businesses are operating and offering specials – please click here

Specific Sporting Information: 

The Entertainment Grounds:


In accordance with the advice received from the Chief Medical Officer to the Commonwealth and NSW Government, as well as Racing NSW in regard to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Gosford Race Club will conduct upcoming race meetings without spectators.

With a ban on events of more than 500 people, access to the racecourse will be restricted to industry personnel only including licensed racing participants and limited broadcast and media representatives. View Racing NSW Restrictions

Owners, Gosford Race Club members and General Admission guests will not be allowed entry.

These restrictions will be in place for the race meeting scheduled on Thursday 2 April. Further consideration will be given to meetings beyond this date as more information becomes available If you have booked hospitality on this date, we will make contact with your shortly.

The safety and health of all attendees and staff remains a priority for Gosford Race Club so we believe this is the most appropriate decision at this point in time.

Wyong Race Club:

PLEASE note in accord with RNSW advice just received all members of the public (including owners and members) will not be able to attend upcoming Wyong Race Club meetings – there will also be no access for any non licensed persons at trials meetings, trackwork and oncourse stabling. The club will be in touch if you have made hospitality bookings for any of our upcoming racedays.

From Breakers Outdoor Stadium:

Domestic Basketball Competition, Domestic Netball Competition, Aussie Hoops, Domestic Skills Program, Basketball Minis, Sunday Scrimmage and External Hirers:

– We will implement dedensification measures to limit the number of people in attendance and as such only essential support personnel and parents (limit of one parent per player) should attend any games.
– Anyone who is experiencing symptoms or believe they may have been in contact with someone with the coronavirus should not attend.
– People over the age of 50 should reconsider attending games.
– Hand sanitiser will be positioned at the entrance and exit and anyone entering the building will be required to use the hand sanitiser. BYO would also be appreciated.
– To avoid congestion in the foyer during games, players and spectators are to arrive to the stadium no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
– Canteen will be closed, vending machines will be available.
– Sign in sheets and information forms will need to be completed which include a declaration regarding overseas travel in the last 14 days.
– Exit after games will be via alternate exit doors.
– We encourage those who do not wish to attend games to provide as much notice as possible and the normal forfeit fee will NOT apply. Any credits will be applied to future competitions.
– School groups using the stadium will be required to follow the above procedure.
– We will cease attending schools to conduct basketball skills sessions until further notice.

Representative Programs (Central Coast Crusaders and Rebels)
– Team training will continue as normal.
– Contact with the team will be made with each team manager.
– Provisions will be made at our external venues to ensure the health and safety of our athletes and staff

Central Coast Rugby Union:

Rugby Australia has this afternoon put out a statement regarding community rugby and its impact from COVID-19.

All community rugby related activities are postponed until the 1st week of May. Therefore there will be :

– NO GAMES (including trials, competition matches and representative rugby)

The CCRU Board have discussed this tonight and we will do everything we can to hold a 2020 competition, the shape this takes is to be confirmed and the Board will be in regular contact over the coming weeks to devise a fair and equitable competition for all.

We will look at starting our competition from 16th May to give all Clubs two weeks to train in the lead up, the format is to be confirmed but we intend to include at least one full round of competition and Finals.

For now, these cancellations are in force:
– Season Launch has been cancelled
– Xplorer Training next Monday night at Breakers is cancelled
– Club Council meeting on 23/3 is cancelled

As you all know, this situation is out of our control and is changing rapidly. We will continue to follow Rugby AU’s advice and our intention is to get you all on the field as soon as we can.

Gosford Netball Association:

To assist with infection control and in the absence of a defined position on community sport from Government, it is the strong recommendation of Netball NSW that all community netball competitions in NSW should be suspended until Saturday 2nd May 2020. This, in our view, includes all activity: playing, training, grading, umpire training etc. – at all levels up to and including Metro League/ Regional League

All other events that are continuing will remain on our calendar which can be found here.

Messaging / PR / Strategic Communications:

If you’d like assistance with communicating with the public relating to any event cancellations, our sister business Pursuit Communications will help.

Beyond the event listing guide if you’re in a position to help someone out whose employment may be directly impacted let us know!

We KNOW Coasties are a great group of people and when it comes to the crunch, we LOVE to help each other out.

So, if you need any sort of creative service such as a copywriter, or you may want to book an artist for later this year or early 2021, if you need any sort of assistance, let us know, we’ll share it via our socials and on this blog post!

Opportunities to collaborate…

Want to work with some fabulous Central Coast businesses?

Our Membership Database is a great place to start and it’s just one of the benefits of joining Central Coast Chronicle – To learn more – click here

Simply fill in this form if you have an event that you’d like us to share or an opportunity to collaborate.



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