31 March 2021

NSW Health has been advised of new venues in the Byron Bay region that have been visited by a confirmed case of COVID-19. Advice has also been updated for some previously announced venues.

Anyone who attended the following new venues must immediately get tested and self-isolate until they receive further advice from NSW Health:

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
Lennox Head Surfit 24/7 Epiq Gym 5 Snapper Drive, Lennox Head, 2478 Sunday 28 March
Suffolk Park Park Hotel/Motel – pub restaurant 223 Broken Heads Road Sunday 28 March

Advice has been updated for the following venue. Anyone who attended at the time listed is a close contact who must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
East Ballina Pro Shop, Ballina Golf and Sports Club Jameson Avenue Sunday 28 March

Some of the following venues are new, while others have had information updated, so please read carefully as advice may have changed. Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed below is a casual contact who must get tested immediately and self-isolate until a negative result is received. Please continue to monitor for symptoms and if they appear, isolate and get tested again.

VenueAddressDate and time
Ballina Henry Rous Tavern Please note: If you have attended this venue and NSW Health has already advised that you are a close contact, you must continue to follow this advice. 117 River Street Sunday 28 March
Byron Bay All retail and takeaway shops, including:
  • Black Sheep
  • Boards in the Bay
  • Byron Bay Central Pharmacy
  • Ghanda Clothing
  • Main Street Burger Bar
  • Quiksilver Byron Bay
  • Surf, Dive & Ski
  • Tiger Lily Byron Bay
  • Kivari Boutique Byron Bay
  • Arnhem Clothing
  • Spell Designs
  • The Cellar
  • Aldi
  • Lawson Street
  • Jonson Street
  • Browning Street
  • Fletcher Street
Saturday 27 March
Suffolk Park Suffolk Park Bakery 2 Clifford Street Saturday 27 March

A complete list of venues of concern, and the related health advice, is available on the NSW Government website: Latest COVID-19 news and updates Please check the website regularly, as information be added or updated.

There are 18 testing locations in Northern NSW, including:

  • Byron Bay QML Pathology Drive-Through, Cavanbah Sports Ground, 249 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay. Open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. No referral required.
  • Byron Bay Walk-in Pop-Up Clinic; Byron Bay surf club, Bay St, Byron Bay. Open from 9am to 5pm. No appointment required.
  • Lennox Head QML Pathology Drive-through clinic, Lennox Community Centre, Cnr Park Lane and Mackney Lane, 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. No GP referral required.
  • Tweed Heads QML Pathology Drive-through clinic, Cnr Wharf and Florence Street, Tweed Heads, 8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday. No GP referral required.
  • Lismore QML Pathology Drive-through clinic, 354 Keen Street, Lismore. Open from 8am to 7pm, Monday to Sunday.

An additional drive-through clinic has also been established in Ballina today:

  • Ballina Surf Club on Lighthouse Parade, East Ballina, open from 8am to 7pm, Monday to Sunday.

People do not need a referral or a booking to visit any of the drive-through, pop-up or hospital clinics in the region.

NSW Health urges anyone in NSW 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.

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: COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.