Saturday, 2 October 2021

Covid-19 infection & public health order update for north-east New South Wales, 2 October 2021

NSW Health-NNSWLHD, media releases, 2 October 2021:

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of 12 new cases of COVID-19.

Eight new cases were confirmed in residents of Northern NSW Local Health District to 8pm 1 October.

Six cases are from Lismore, one in Kyogle and one in Casino. All cases are linked to the Kyogle cluster.

A further four cases were confirmed overnight, three in the Tweed area and one in Kyogle. These four cases will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

  The total number of active cases in Northern NSW is 26.

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is considered a casual contact and must get tested and isolate until they get a negative result.

  • Kyogle: Caltex, Summerland Way, Tuesday 28 September, 5:45pm to 6:00pm

  • Wollongbar : Wollongbar Tavern, 53 Simpson Avenue, Monday, 27 September, 5:25am to 8:00 am

If you are directed to get tested for COVID 19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules given to you by Health staff, whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

Contact tracing and investigations are continuing, and information about new public exposure venues will be provided as soon as it is available.

Sewage surveillance has detected fragments of the COVID-19 virus in samples taken from the South Grafton sewage treatment plant on 30 September. This plant serves around 6,300 people. This is the fourth detection in the past 10 days in this area.

There are no known cases in the Grafton or Clarence Valley region, and we strongly urge residents and visitors to be vigilant for symptoms and please get tested as soon as they feel unwell. It’s important to isolate while waiting for your test result, and follow the instructions given to you by Health staff.

Sewage surveillance has also detected fragments of the virus in samples taken from the East and South Lismore sewage treatment plants on 29 September.

There are active cases in the areas served by these treatment plants, and we continue to encourage anyone in the Lismore area with even the mildest of symptoms to get tested.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include a runny nose, scratchy or sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches.

Stay-at-home orders remain in place for Casino and Kyogle until 11 October due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Everyone in these areas must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise and work or tertiary education if you can’t work or study at home.

There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. Find a clinic at: or contact your GP.

We encourage our community to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are able to. Find available bookings at the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder: (previously eligibility checker), or you can also call Health Direct on 1800 571 155 for assistance to book.

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