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Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District to 8pm last night.

One case is in the Clarence Valley Local Government Area (LGA), a household contact of a previously confirmed case, and has been in isolation.

Five cases are in the Lismore LGA, and are under investigation.

It brings the total number of cases in the District since 16 June to 121.

‘Anyone with even the slightest symptoms should get tested as soon as they feel unwell,’ said Lynne Weir, Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District.

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

Mobile vaccination bus visits South Grafton

The Health District is encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are able to.

A mobile COVID-19 vaccination bus will be visiting South Grafton this Thursday and Friday.

The clinic will provide Pfizer vaccinations, and anyone aged 12 and over is welcome.

No appointment is needed, just walk-in. Please bring your Medicare Card if you have one.

Where: Bob Liddiard Park, South Grafton
When: 9.30am – 3.30pm, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October
This clinic is being run in partnership with Social Futures.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. What is very odd is that if you go to the NSW government “cases by postcode website” https://covid19nsw.ethan.link/postcode/2478 you get 13 cases in the Ballina electorate area since 1 October. It is similar in Tweed–there are cases on this same website. No-one seems to have ever heard of these cases and they haven’t provoked a closure of the Border Bubble

    • Good point as both the Clarence Valley and Lismore are part of the border bubble. There are still quite a few restrictions on border travellers at the moment – as movement across the border is for ‘essential purposes’ and can require documentation to support the crossing.

  2. Good point as both the Clarence Valley and Lismore are part of the border bubble. There are still quite a few restrictions on border travellers at the moment – as movement across the border is for ‘essential purposes’ and can require documentation to support the crossing.

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