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A Northern NSW Local Health District spokesperson says that there have been two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Byron Bay area, which were not recorded in NNSWLHD confirmed cases for Saturday.

These cases are both no longer in the region.

Northern NSW Local Health District Chief Executive Wayne Jones, says that anyone who attended Elements of Byron Bay during the week is considered a casual contact and needs to be tested and isolate until they receive a negative result. ‘You need to get tested again on day 6 after your last contact with the COVID-19 positive person.

‘If you feel well, you do not need to self-isolate while waiting for this test result.’

The Elements of Byron Bay dates are Monday 1 to Thursday 4 November inclusive.

The COVID-19 testing clinic is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm at Byron Central Hospital, 54 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale

QML Drive through at Cavanbah centre Byron Bay will also be open today, Sunday 7 November from 9am to 4pm.

‘Even if you are fully vaccinated you should get tested and isolate immediately if you have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms,’ says Mr Jones. ‘If you have a slightly runny nose, a scratchy or sore throat or generally feeling under the weather.


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

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