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The number of Byron ‘venues of concern’ associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! following charges for breaching public health orders.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is considered a casual contact and must get tested and isolate until they get a negative result.

Byron Bay:

  • ROWIE, Shop 1/ 1 Marvell St, Saturday 18 September 10.20am to 10.40pm
  • Wanderlust Swim Shop, 1/15 Fletcher St, Saturday 18 September, 11am to 12.30pm
  • iKOU, 1/8 Lawson St, Saturday 18 September 11am to 12.30pm

If you are directed to get tested for COVID-19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules given to you by Health staff, whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

Please continue to check this page regularly, as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice are being updated as new cases emerge and investigations continue.

Additional testing clinics in the Tweed and Byron areas open this week:

  • QML Drive through testing clinic – TAFE NSW Kingscliff, 806 Cudgen Road, open from 9am to 4pm
  • QML Drive through testing clinic – Cavanbah Sports Ground, Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, open from 9am to 4pm

There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. Find a clinic at COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

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  1. Irresponsible is an interesting word – & I agree with you, Lindy. I believe also that ‘responsibility’ has
    grown so many arms & legs along with beliefs that we’ve become [all sides] the very ‘fools in the
    forest’ humankind fear. Masks – yes/no. Ivermectin – yes/no/maybe. The vax – witch one of 3. The
    aged – young – in between -‘hell’s bells’ – how to untwist the problems. Having said that I understand
    the ‘mistrust’ but I cannot cop the street-raging some of our brave workers [tongue in cheek] have
    placed on friend/family & untold others. Realize, these Man Child knock-about defenders are having
    a great time trying to be ‘manly’ when all they really want [need] is to play at being heroes. If it looks
    like I’m defending men & women in ‘blue’ – I’m not. Some agree with the protestors. What’s the outcome?
    Friendships trashed due to confused thinking & lock-ups. Take a day off & think on this & recall ‘I am
    not a ScMo follower & never will be.’ Lighten up. We stand on land while we’re all at sea.


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