'We've been so vigilant': Swallowed Anchor owners gutted after landing on virus venues list

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated January 27 2021 - 12:36pm, first published January 1 2021 - 3:02am
"We're a husband and wife team - so this year had already been a massive hit for us, financially and mentally," Swallowed Anchor owner Ryan Wilson. Photos: Adam McLean

When Swallowed Anchor owner Ryan Wilson got a call from NSW Health contact tracers on New Year's Eve, his mind began racing through all the places he'd been in the past couple of weeks.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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