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Australia Day Warning from your local SLSC

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Lower the voting age

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January 26 – a conflicting day for Australians

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Byron Shire award winners

Natural Death Care Centre founder and V-Day event co-organiser, Zenith Virago, is the 2021 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year. 

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

Queensland Health issues public health alert

Queensland Health is asking anyone who has arrived from New Zealand since 14 January, including on green corridor flights, to get tested and quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

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Keep free parking at LBH – HSU and Saffin

The Health Services Union has called on Lismore City Council to reconsider a decision to cancel free all-day street parking at Lismore Base Hospital.

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Access to capital critical for small business

Many businesses and in particular small business, have been really struggling under the weight of COVID-19 and with the rollback of Jobkeeper, things have just gotten tougher.

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Meaningful lockdown more satisfying than busyness

New research shows people who pursue meaningful activities – things they enjoy doing – during lockdown feel more satisfied than those who simply keep themselves busy

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UK variant of COVID-19 linked to hotel cleaner

Queensland Health says that the partner of the quarantine hotel cleaner who tested positive to the UK variant of COVID-19 on 7 January 2021, has also tested positive to COVID-19.

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Former MLC critical of councillors in NYE aftermath

Former Greens MLC Ian Cohen has lashed out at councillors for their lack of preparation for NYE.

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Tweed mayor supports Brisbane lockdown

The Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry says she supports the swift action of the Queensland Government in introducing a 3-day lockdown of the Greater Brisbane area in response to a COVID-19 case.

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The Greater Brisbane lockdown restrictions

Queensland Health has clarified transit restrictions in place from 6pm last night (Friday, 9 January), limiting incoming and outgoing movements from the Greater Brisbane Area.

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Three day lockdown for Greater Brisbane announced

The Queensland Government has announced that Greater Brisbane will go into lockdown for three days, while contact tracers work to ensure the UK strain of COVID-19 is not circulating in the community.

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PM Morrison on vaccine rollout plan

The Australian Government has again brought forward the proposed rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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