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If you are not feeling well or have flu-like symptoms, even if they are mild, the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) is asking that you get tested.

This is following the news that two positive COVID cases travelled to Byron Bay last weekend.

To facilitate quick and effective testing NNSW LHD have set up two new clinics in Byron Bay where anyone can be tested.

Where they visited

Details about where the people visited, and what they did when they were in Byron, is still being confirmed but information received so far is that they visited:

  • Beach Hotel – Friday 25 March from 7.15pm – 8.30pm
  • The Farm – Sunday 28 March from 8am – 9.30am

Anyone who attended these venues should get tested immediately and self-isolate until they get the results.

NSW Health advises that a list of venues of concern, and the related health advice, will be available on the NSW Government website and people from the Byron Bay area or those who visited at the weekend are asked to check it regularly for updates.

Where to get tested

NSW Health has opened additional COVID-19 testing clinics In Byron Bay and is increasing the hours of existing clinics across northern NSW from today.

In addition to the existing clinic at Byron Hospital, a new clinic has been set up at the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Road and at the Byron Bay Surf Club.

  • Cavanbah Centre, 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay will be open 8am to 8pm
  • Byron Bay Surf Club will be open 8am to 6pm
  • Byron Central Hospital Ewingsdale will be open 9am-6.30pm

Bluesfest

Bluesfest, which is scheduled to start this Thursday and run over the Easter weekend, is still scheduled to go ahead. NSW Health may, however, decide to cancel or change the festival’s operational requirements in response to the current COVID threat.

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