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A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

‘The case is located in the Lismore Local Government Area, and is under Investigation,’ said Wayne Jones, Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD).

Aquarius negative

‘Northern NSW Local Health District can confirm that all COVID-19 tests for close contacts associated with the Aquarius Backpackers in Byron Bay have returned negative results.’

Home vaccinations

Registrations for home COVID-19 vaccinations in Northern NSW have now been extended for appointments throughout December and January.

Individuals and their carers are able to access the home vaccination program if they have a disability, injury, health issue or condition that makes it hard to move around or leave home.

Vaccination provides high levels of protection against COVID-19, reducing your chance of hospitalisation and death by as much as 90 per cent after two doses.

To register, please call or email Northern NSW Local Health District on:

Please provide information about why home vaccination is required, and contact details for our team to get in touch to discuss your individual requirements.

There are also walk-in and booked vaccination clinics operating throughout Northern NSW. You can find your closest clinic at the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.

Advice for international travellers

New rules for returning travellers regarding the Omicron B.1.1.529 variant of concern are now in place. In line with Commonwealth measures, all travellers arriving in NSW who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi during the 14-day period before their arrival in NSW must enter hotel quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their vaccination status.

All fully vaccinated travellers who have been in any other overseas country during the 14-day period before their arrival in NSW must travel directly to their place of residence or accommodation and isolate for 72 hours. They will only be able to exit isolation at the end of the 72 hour period if they have received a negative result.

These people must also complete a PCR test on day six after arrival.

Anyone who has already arrived in NSW who has been in any of the eight African countries within the previous 14 days must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, and call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.


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