NSW Health has urged anyone with even the mildest symptoms to get tested after it was revealed two new Queensland-based COVID-19 cases visited Byron Bay while infectious.
NSW Health has urged anyone with even the mildest symptoms to get tested after it was revealed two new Queensland-based COVID-19 cases visited Byron Bay while infectious.

EXPLAINED: NSW Health’s latest advice after QLD COVID cases

UPDATE: 6.15pm

NSW Health has released an updated list of locations two sisters attended while infectious, before they tested positive for COVID-19.

The pair are among a group of new locally acquired Brisbane-based cases of the virus.

>> If you have been in Brisbane, view locations where close and casual contacts have been on the Queensland Government website here

>> If you have returned, or will return, to NSW from Queensland, you are required to complete an entry declaration, details here

NSW Health has announced the two infected women attended the following locations and anyone who was there at the relevant times should "get tested  immediately and self-isolate until further advice is provided by NSW Health". 

  • The Beach Hotel Byron Bay between 7pm and 9pm on Friday, March 26
  • Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park (women's communal toilets) at 143 Alcorn St, Suffolk Park from 6-6.30pm, Friday March 26 and from 9.10pm to 9.30pm, then on Saturday, March 27 from 3.20pm to 3.50pm.
  • Mokha Cafe, 2/2 Lawson St, Byron Bay from 10.30am-11.30am on Saturday, March 27.
  • The Farm Byron Bay between 8.45am and 10.30am on Sunday, March 28.

The below locations are casual contact venues. If you have been to any of these places, self-isolate immediately and get tested regardless of symptoms. Stay in isolation until a negative result is received:

  • Ghanda Clothing, Lawson St Byron Bay from 12pm-12.15pm on Saturday, March 27
  • Tiger Lily, Jonson St Byron Bay, from 12.25pm to 12.30pm on Saturday, March 27
  • Black Sheep, Jonson St Byron Bay, from 12.30pm-12.40pm on Saturday, March 27
  • Quiksilver, Jonson St Byron Bay, from 12.40pm-12.45pm on Saturday, March 27
  • Suffolk Bakery, Clifford St Suffolk Park, from 2.45pm-3.15pm on Saturday, March 27
  • Park Hotel Bottle Shop, Suffolk Park, from 7.30-7.45pm on Saturday, March 27

NSW Health has been alerted to 13 close contacts of the cases who have spent time in NSW.

 

Initial report:

NSW Health has urged anyone with even the mildest symptoms to get tested after it was revealed two new Queensland-based COVID-19 cases visited Byron Bay while infectious.

The department has also advised NSW residents avoid any non-essential travel to the Greater Brisbane area.

NSW Health has also confirmed the two sisters who visited Byron Bay while infectious attended The Beach Hotel between 7.15pm and 8.30pm on Friday, March 26 and The Farm Byron Bay between 8am and 9.30am on Sunday, March 28.

"Queensland Health has advised that two new cases of COVID-19 attended a number of venues in the Byron Bay area from Friday March 26 to Sunday March 28 before returning to Queensland," NSW Health said in a statement.

"Urgent investigations and contact tracing are underway, and NSW Health will provide further updates throughout the day.

"NSW Health is advising people against non-essential travel to the Greater Brisbane area at this time.

"NSW Health is urging anyone in the Byron Bay area with even the mildest of symptoms to come forward for testing and self-isolate immediately."

>> Find your nearest testing clinic at https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics, or

contact your GP.

NSW Health said anyone who attended The Beach Hotel or The Farm at the times listed "should get tested

immediately and self-isolate until further advice is provided by NSW Health".

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, health minister Brad Hazzard and chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant are expected to respond to the situation involving Queensland at 2pm today.

NSW meanwhile has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm Sunday.

In the same time period, 8037 tests were reported, compared to 8204 the previous day.

Two new cases were acquired overseas.


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