Northern NSW Local Health District continues to urge people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and to seek testing immediately if symptoms develop.
No new cases of COVID-19 were reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm 20 November.
We urge 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 from these two treatment plants on 18 November. The detection is the third consecutive positive result in a row from the Banora Point treatment plant.
While there have been recently confirmed positive cases in the Tweed Shire, we strongly encourage people in the area to remain vigilant.
Even if you are fully vaccinated you should get tested and isolate immediately if you have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms – such as a slightly runny nose, a scratchy or sore throat or generally feeling under the weather.
A list of the latest sewage detections in NSW and information about the NSW Sewage Surveillance Program is available on the NSW Health website.
There are 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit the NSW Government website or contact your GP.
New venues of concern in Byron Bay
Two new venues of concern have been identified in Northern NSW.
Close contacts have already been followed up by the Public Health Unit directly as part of normal contact tracing processes. They must get tested and isolate according to the advice they are given by NSW Health.
Anyone else who has been at the venue below at the date and time listed is considered a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
|Site||Date and Time|
|Byron Bay Easy Bus Shuttle, JQ 464 Flight to Ballina Airport||16 November 2021, 5pm to 6pm|
|Thai Lucy, 2/4 Bay Ln, Byron Bay||17 November 2021, 6pm to 10pm|
If you are a casual contact of someone with COVID-19:
- get tested for COVID-19 immediately and self-isolate until you get a negative result
- 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.
Mobile vaccination van visits Tweed Heads
The mobile vaccination van, a partnership with Social Futures, will be in Tweed Heads on Monday and Tuesday this week:
- Chris Cunningham Park, Wharf Street (next to Twin Towns). Open Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 November from 9.30am – 2.30pm.
This clinic is providing Pfizer vaccinations for anyone aged 12 and over.
No appointment is needed. Please bring your Medicare Card if you have one.
The permanent vaccination clinic at Tweed Mall is continuing to welcome people for booked appointments or walk-ins, with spots available between 7.45am and 3.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and between 9am – 5pm on Thursdays.
Find your closest clinic or make a booking at the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.