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As the numbers of COVID-19 continue to climb in the Northern Rivers another two venues of concern have been identified in Byron Bay.

Casa Luna (until recently known as The Bolt Hole) at 9 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay was visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19 on:

Friday, 3 December 2021, 6pm to 2am; Sunday, 5 December 2021, 4pm to midnight; and Thursday, 9 December 2021, 9pm to 2am.

Heat Yoga, 8 Grevillea Street, Byron Bay on Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 9:30am – 10:30am.

‘Anyone who has been at these venues at the dates and times listed must immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result, even if you are fully vaccinated or feel well,’ said a spokesperson for Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD).

‘Please refer to the guidelines for casual contacts on the NSW Health website: Casual contacts of COVID-19Fact sheets.

Cases in the Northern Rivers currently stand at 167 according to COVID Live with the last cases recorded on 14 December.

NNSWHD is now only sending out alerts for venues of concern that may be at risk of large risk to the community. They are not sending out alerts for smaller-scale exposure sites.

Testing

In response to continued high testing demand in the Byron Shire, the QML Pathology Drive-through Clinic at the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Road has extended its opening hours, now operating from 8am to 4pm, seven days a week.

There are more than 450 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. Find your nearest clinic on the NSW Government website or contact your GP. If you have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, NSW Health encourage you to attend one of the walk-in or booked vaccination clinics which are operating throughout Northern NSW. Everyone aged 18 and older may also now receive a booster dose five months after receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

NSW Health also strongly recommend that people aged 12 years and over who are severely immunocompromised have a third primary dose of vaccine from two months after their second dose. Talk to your doctor for more advice. You can find your closest vaccination clinic at the Australian Government’s COVID19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.


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