Update 28 September, 9pm:
Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Kyogle and Byron shires.
The lockdowns in the Byron and Tweed local government areas will end at midnight tonight, with no further cases having been detected in either area.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard made the announcement during this morning’s regular press conference.
Mr Hazzard also announced that the State as a whole had recorded 863 new COVID cases and seven deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
Byron and Tweed went into lockdown last week after a member of a reality television show crew filming in the area visited a number of locations while infectious with the virus.
Both Shires will be under the restrictions in place across other regional areas not under stay-at-home orders.
Local Tweed MP, Geoff Provest said it was now incumbent upon the Queensland Government to reopen the border zone.
‘I would expect the Queensland Government to now restore the border zone that it previously reinstated earlier this month,’ he said.
‘It is safe and in the interest of communities on both sides of the State line.’
New local government area vaccination stats released on Monday show inoculation rates in the Tweed have risen in the past week from 71.7 per cent to 76.6 per cent for the first dose and from 45 per cent to 48.4 per cent fully vaccinated.
Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14.
Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.
Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.
Update 14 October: Ballina Coast High School will reopen for staff and students on Thursday, 14 October 2021, after a member/s of the school community tested positive to COVID-19. ‘Students and staff identified as close contacts have been notified and asked to self-isolate for the required period and follow the NSW...
Residents in regional areas and local government area representatives, are already straining under what appears to be the Sydney centricity of the NSW Roadmap
All Richmond Tweed Regional Library branches and the Mobile Library will be offering free Click & Collect and online services only from today until December 1.
October 11 – Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.
Today the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet hosted a press conference at Watson’s Pub in Sydney's Moore Park. The theme of today's conference was certainly more about business and beer than health and a line-up of business-orientated speakers was clearly emphasising...
Tweed Shire Council says that Stage 1 of the NSW Government’s roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions will begin today, (Monday 11 October), requiring changes to some Council operations.
Apart from the fact that some people have a valid reason for not being fully or even partially vaccinated, today, the precious lambs become sheep and the others are goats, that is, Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars.