A local case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Lismore area.
The person attended a Goonellabah Public School on Monday, 13 September.
‘Investigations into the source of the case are continuing. Known contacts of the case are being contacted to get tested immediately and self-isolate,’ Lynne Weir, Acting Chief Executive of the Northern NSW local health district (NNSWLHD).
‘NNSWLHD is working with the NSW Department of Education to advise parents and pupils, and the school will be closed from tomorrow, Thursday, 16 September.’
Anyone with even the mildest of symptoms of COVID-19 is urged to get tested and self-isolate until a negative test result is received.
A full list of testing clinics can be found onilne.
NSW Health has put out a statement form the Principal Mark Spencer stating that ‘All staff and students are asked to self-isolate until you receive further advice’.
‘Our school will be non-operational effective immediately for the on-site attendance of students and staff to allow time for contact tracing and cleaning.
‘The Out of School Hours Goonellabah will be made non-operational as well,’ he said.
‘While we recognise this will be disruptive and inconvenient for families, it is important that we follow NSW Health advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission to support our community.’