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‘A stay-at-home order for Lismore Local Government Area (LGA) will be introduced from midnight tonight until 11 October 2021 due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk,’ said a Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) spokesperson said.

‘This stay-at-home order will also apply to anyone who has been in Lismore LGA since 28 September 2021. Everyone in this area must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise and work or tertiary education if you can’t work or study at home.’

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you are encouraged to come forward for testing.

Use the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder to find your nearest vaccination clinic, or visit the NSW Government COVID-19 vaccination webpage.


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

Public transport mask mandate to end

Masks will no longer be mandatory on public transport from tomorrow, Wednesday 21 September.

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NSW Police: be COVID-vigilant at Splendour in the Grass

SW Police are urging festival-goers at this weekend’s music festival to celebrate in a safe and responsible manner, whilst also being aware of COVID-Safety measures.

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COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

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COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

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It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

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COVID-19 update: May 9

Today there are 41 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with none of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: May 6

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) reports that there are 37 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: Monday 2 May

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday, 1 May, 274 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the area, including 56 positive PCR tests and 218 positive rapid antigen tests

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COVID-19 update: Friday, April 29

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, 28 April, 398 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the region, including 74 positive PCR tests and 324 positive rapid antigen tests.

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  1. More lockdowns, PCR Testings ( for you who are mentally challenged it means a test that is run way over the resolutions required to present false positives. Try it with a goat, a paw paw and possibly an old sock…you will be assured of a false COVID results. Try turning off the Tv and STOP getting tested if you aren’t sick….ITS NOT F”ing rocket science !

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