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December 1, 2021

Six new new cases of COVID-19  confirmed in NNSWLHD residents

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This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

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Nesting boxes help keep wildlife safe

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The Northern NSW Local Health District says there are six new cases of COVID-19  confirmed in residents to 8pm 2 October.

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, says four of these cases were announced yesterday and are included in today’s numbers – three in the Tweed area and one in Kyogle. All are close contacts of previously reported cases.

The two new cases are from Lismore and are also linked to the Kyogle cluster.

Contact tracing and investigations are continuing, and information about any new public exposure venues will be provided as soon as possible.

The total number of active cases in Northern NSW is 28.

Sewage surveillance has detected fragments of the COVID-19 virus in samples taken from the Banora Point and Kingscliff treatment plants on 1 October.

The plants serve around 73,000 people in Tweed Heads, Tweed Heads South and West, Banora Point, Terranora, Bilambil Heights, Fingal Head, Kingscliff, Chinderah, Cudgen and Casuarina.

There are confirmed cases in this area, and we continue to encourage residents and visitors to be vigilant for symptoms and get tested as soon as they feel unwell.

We ask the community to please remain vigilant and come forward for testing for even the mildest symptoms of COVID-19. Please continue to practise COVID-safe measures at all times.


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African...

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

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COVID weekend summary: Aquarius and a new Tweed case

The Northern NSW Local Health District is encouraging residents and visitors to Byron Bay to get tested for COVID-19, after being notified of a number of confirmed cases in the area during the last week.

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COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

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When we get to 95 per cent vaccination, this will happen

Just when we were getting used to the current COVID roadmap, it has changed directions. Adjustments to previous settings scheduled for this milestone were announced yetserday.

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What’s Nu in COVID variants? Highlighted need for stronger Australian contribution

According to the End COVID For All campaign the emergence of a new coronavirus variant in Botswana, most likely to be called 'Nu', underlines the need for Australia to step up its contribution to co-oridnated global efforts to prevent the virus’ spread and mutation.

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Two new COVID cases on the Tweed

The Northern NSW Local Health District Northern NSW Local Health District have announced this afternoon that there were two new cases of COVID-19 reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 21.

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COVID fragments at Banora Point and Kingscliff and new venues of...

The Northern NSW Local Health District is urging residents in the Tweed Shire, particularly in the Banora Point and Kingscliff areas to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms following the detection of fragments of the virus in sewage samples.

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COVID update – November 19, three new cases

The Northern NSW Local Health District said this afternoon, that three new cases of COVID-19 were reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm on November 18.

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November 13 COVID update – 1 new case and 1 new...

Northern NSW Local HealthDistrict says that there has been one new case of COVID-19  reported for the area to 8pm yesterday, Friday November 12.

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Byron Community Centre had a COVID case last Tuesday

The Byron Community Centre has this afternoon announced that they closed today, Friday November 12 owing to a confirmed positive COVID-19.

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Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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Grumpy Grandma’s 

There are few in the region who aren’t familiar with Grumpy Grandma’s olives. Tim Stone and his wife Lynne produce these olives and extra...

Calming Curry

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Byron Supper Club

Bryce Hallett The Byron Supper Club is set to return and transport audiences to a magical and exciting realm akin to some of New York’s...