11.2 C
Byron Shire
May 14, 2021

Latest COVID border rules

Latest News

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

COVID-19 has not finished with Australia yet.

The hoped-for COVID-19 Christmas reprieve has evaporated for many people, although the Northern Rivers is not (yet) directly affected by the latest round of restrictions. Here are the latest travel rules.

Information about the new rules and restrictions for Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong is here.

The latest rules for travel to and from the Northern Beaches of Sydney are listed here.

All people seeking to travel from NSW to Queensland will now need to fill out a border pass. Turnaround times are currently very fast, but this may change as the number of hotspots increases.

For travellers to and from NSW and other states, here are the latest rules on travel, state by state.

Queensland residents

This information is for Queensland residents who will be returning home between 1am AEST, Monday 21 December and 1am AEST, Tuesday 22 December, and who have been in Greater Sydney on or since 11 December.

  • Queensland residents entering Queensland during this time period will be allowed to enter by road and complete quarantine at their home. The period of quarantine required will be 14 days from the time the resident left Greater Sydney.
  • If you arrive in Queensland by road and there are police stationed at your point of entry, you must make yourself known to officers to receive your home quarantine notice, which will also include information on testing requirements.
  • If you arrive in Queensland by road and there are no police officers at your point of entry, you must drive directly to a testing centre near your home to have a COVID-19 test and then drive directly home to serve your period of quarantine.
  • If you are arriving after 1 am AEST 22 December, you will be directed to hotel quarantine.

What’s changed from 1am AEST 21 December 2020:

  • The Queensland border is closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter). Currently specific parts of New South Wales are hotspots.
  • Anyone who has been overseas in the last 14 days must follow the Quarantine for International Arrivals Direction.
  • Anyone travelling to Queensland who has been in NSW at any time since 1am Friday 11 December must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass before they enter Queensland.
  • Anyone (including all interstate visitors and Queensland residents returning home) who was in hotspot locations below on or since Friday 11 December 2020 must follow testing and quarantine requirements.

For more details about hotspot locations and other Queensland info, please go here.

 


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

0

Brisbane Airport green zone breach update

A story The Echo posted this morning about the breach at Brisbane International Airport has been updated as the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, has declared the international terminal a venue of concern.

0

Anzac Day commemorated across Australia

Anzac Day was a bit different this year because of COVID, but commemorations went ahead across the country.

2

Ballina Council debates waiving Seagulls debt

The matter of over $15,000 owing to Ballina Shire Council by the Ballina Seagulls Rugby League for unpaid rates was discussed at council's last meeting.

0

Vehicle sanitisation stations roll out

Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles are being rolled out in Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore with the opening of three free temporary vehicle sanitisation stations.

3

Dili facing double disaster

The capital of East Timor, Dili, is reeling after flood waters swept through the city on the weekend, leaving at least 27 dead. The President of East Timor, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, described the floods as a 'great calamity'.

0

Northern Rivers COVID restrictions lifting at midnight

NSW Health has confirmed that COVID-related restrictions for the Northern Rivers will be lifted at midnight tonight (Monday 5 April).

0

COVID testing encouraged in the NNSWLHD

On Easter Sunday afternoon the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has thanked the community for coming forward in large numbers for COVID-19 testing, with more than 10,000 tests conducted in the region in the past week.

0

Face masks for Ballina and Byron businesses

As masks become harder to find across the Northern Rivers following the latest COVID-19 health alert, NSW Health has provided masks for business operators in Ballina and Byron Shires.

7

UPDATE: Thousands of COVID tests conducted across northern rivers

The Byron Shire community and visitors have come forward in large numbers for testing following the alert of two COVID positive visitors coming to Byron Bay last weekend.

1


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...