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‘To 8pm Wednesday 15 September, there was one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident of Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD). This case was originally reported yesterday,’ said Lynne Weir, Acting Chief Executive NNSWLHD.

‘One further case was infectious in the Lismore area from 7 September to 12 September, but is no longer in Northern NSW.

A number of new venues of concern have now been identified.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result. Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days.

Lismore:

Services Australia (Centrelink), 47 Conway Street, Friday 10 September 8.45am to 10.45am

Silly Solly’s, 185 Keen Street, Tuesday 14 September between 8.55am to 9.00am

Lifeline Shop 71 Magellan Street, Tuesday 14 September between 9.05am to 9.20am.

East Lismore:

Lucky’s Seafood, Wyrallah Road Shopping Centre, Saturday 11 September 1.45pm to 2.15 pm

Coraki:

Coraki Bakery, 77 Richmond Terrace, Saturday 11 September 8.30am to 9.15am

Halfway Creek:

Halfway Creek Service Centre, 4974 Pacific Highway, Sunday 12 September 4pm to 5pm

Evans Head:

Muzza’s Milk Bar, 1/5 Oak Street on Sunday 12 September between 1.15pm to 1.45pm.

‘All residents of the Lismore LGA, and anyone who visited Lismore since September 7 are subject to “Stay at Home” requirements,’ said Ms Weir.

‘Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to immediately come forward for testing and isolate until a negative result is received.’

Additional COVID-19 testing clinic

A new drive-through testing clinic is being established at Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre (GSAC), 50 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah. The clinic will be open from 8am to 4pm Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September at this stage.

Other clinics located in Lismore are:

  • Lismore Base Hospital – Uralba Street, Lismore, open seven days. Appointments not required
  • Lismore Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology – 62 Wyrallah Road, Shop 12, Wyrallah Road Shopping Centre, Lismore. Open Monday – Saturday, appointments not required
  • Lismore 4Cyte Pathology Drive-through Clinic – 47-49 Dawson Street, Lismore. Open Monday to Friday, appointments not required
  • Southern Cross University Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Drive-through Clinic Military Road, Southern Cross University, East Lismore. Open Tuesday to Friday, appointments not required.

For those outside of the area, there are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

Hospital visitor restrictions

‘To protect our patient and staff community, hospitals right across Northern NSW Local Health District are continuing to restrict visitors from entering their facilities,’ said Ms Weir.

‘Women can continue to nominate one support person during their labour, birth and post-delivery.

‘We appreciate that this does inconvenience our patients and their loved ones, and we thank you for your understanding.

‘For exceptional circumstances, such as for palliative care, please discuss your needs with management at the facility.’


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