People who have been in Greater Brisbane since 20 March who are now in NSW must comply with the same stay at home restrictions that apply to Greater Brisbane, regardless of their current location.
This means anyone who has been to Greater Brisbane since 20 March is required to stay at home, except for essential reasons that include shopping for food and supplies, exercise, work and medical care, under the Public Health Order. People who have only transited through Brisbane Airport are excluded from these restrictions.
Entry declaration forms were introduced on Saturday 27 March for people who are entering NSW after spending time in Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Regional Council areas in the previous 14 days. This requirement has now been extended to Greater Brisbane, which includes Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redland Local Government Areas and these declaration forms will be available on the Service NSW website later this evening.
These forms provide critical information to enable NSW Health to contact travellers if required and is for all travellers who intend to enter NSW by air, road and rail. This form includes contact details and confirmation whether people have been to any venues of concern. Declaration forms can be completed within the 24-hour period prior to entering NSW, or on entry to NSW.
NSW Health is advising people in NSW against non-essential travel to the Greater Brisbane area at this time.
NSW Health urges everyone in NSW, especially in the Byron Bay area, with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result. To find your nearest clinic, visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or contact your GP.
COVID-19 cases attended a number of venues in the Byron Bay area from Friday March 26 to Sunday March 28 before returning to Queensland. Urgent investigations and contact tracing are underway.
Anyone who has been to the following venue must immediately get tested and self-isolate and remain in isolation until further advice is provided by NSW Health:
|Byron Bay||Byron Beach Hotel||1 Bay St, Byron Bay NSW 2481||Friday 26 March, 2021 From 7pm – 9pm|
|Byron Bay||Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park – women’s communal toilets||143 Alcorn St, Suffolk Park||26 March 2021 From 6pm – 6:30pm and From 9:10pm – 9:30pm 27 March 2021 From 3:20pm – 3:50pm|
|Byron Bay||Mokha Café||2/2 Lawson St, Byron Bay||27 March 2021 From 10:30am-11:30am|
|Byron Bay||The Farm Byron Bay||11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481||Sunday 28 March, 2021 From 8:45am – 10:30am|
The following are casual contact venues. If you have been to any of these places at the listed times, you should immediately self-isolate and get tested regardless of symptoms, and stay in isolation until a negative result is received:
|Byron Bay||Ghanda Clothing||3/8 Lawson St, Byron Bay||27 March 2021 From 12:00pm -12:15pm|
|Byron Bay||Tiger Lily||3/17-21 Jonson St, Byron Bay||27 March 2021 From 12:25pm –12:30pm|
|Byron Bay||Black Sheep||46 Jonson St, Byron Bay||27 March 2021 From 12:30pm – 12:40pm|
|Byron Bay||Quiksilver||2 Jonson St, Byron Bay||27 March 2021 From 12:40pm – 12:45pm|
|Byron Bay||Suffolk Bakery||Shop 1/2 Clifford St, Suffolk Park||27 March 2021 From 2:45pm – 3:15pm|
|Byron Bay||Park Hotel Bottle Shop||223 Broken Head Rd, Suffolk Park||27 March 2021 From 7:30pm-7:45pm|
A complete list of venues of concern in NSW, and the related health advice, is available on the NSW Government website and people from the Byron Bay area or those who visited at the weekend are advised to check it regularly for updates: https://nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates
NSW Health is also urging anyone in NSW, who has been in the Brisbane area since 20 March, to regularly check the Queensland Health website for updates on venues of concern and follow the associated public health advice: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing
NSW Health has been alerted to thirteen close contacts who have spent time in NSW. Some have since returned to Queensland. Those remaining in NSW have been instructed to undergo a COVID-19 test and to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. These people will receive regular follow-up contact from NSW Health during this time.
NSW Health is providing new COVID-19 testing clinics and increasing the hours of existing clinics across Northern NSW today. Two new clinics will be in operation in Byron Bay, including a drive-through, and Byron Central Hospital will increase its operating hours. The new clinics are:
- Byron Bay QML Pathology Drive-Through, Cavanbah Sports Ground, 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay. Open from 8am to 8pm 7 days from midday today.
- Byron Bay Walk-in Pop-Up Clinic; Byron Bay surf club car park, Bay St, Byron Bay. Open from 8am to 6pm from Monday to Sunday from this afternoon.
There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic, visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or contact your GP.