10 August 2021

NSW Health has been notified of new venues of concern and transport routes in the Northern Rivers region and Newcastle which are associated with confirmed cases of COVID‑19.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days since they were there, regardless of the result. NSW Health sends a text message to people who have checked in at close contact venues with further information. We also make a follow-up call to close contacts to discuss the isolation and testing requirements. If you have not received a text message, please call 1800 943 553.

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
KotaraBarber Industries, Westfield Kotara75-89 Park AvenueThursday 5 August
1:30pm to 2pm
BangalowBangalow Pharmacy23 Byron Street

Thursday 5 August
11am to 11:30am

Friday 6 August     
11am to 11:30am

NewrybarHarvest CafeVillage 18, 22 Old Pacific HighwaySaturday 7 August
9:45am to 10:20am
BangalowFoodworksShop 2/2 Byron StreetMonday 2 August
9:45am to 11:15am
Byron BayWoolworths 106 Jonson StreetWednesday 4 August
2:30pm to 4pm

Anyone who travelled on the following bus routes at the listed times is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result, and call 1800 943 553 unless they have already been contacted by NSW Health. Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days:

RouteLocations
Date and time
Bus 269First Street at Fourth Street, Booragul to John Street at King Street, Warners Bay

Tuesday 3 August
10:15am to 10:27am

Wednesday 4 August
10:18am to 10:30am

Thursday 5 August
10:16am to 10:28am

In addition, NSW Health has been notified of new casual contact venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID 19. To view these new venues, please visit the NSW Government website.

Anyone who visited one of these venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days. If your exposure at this venue was in the past four days, you must get another test on day five from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms appear, get tested and isolate again.

Please continue to check Case locations regularly, as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice are being updated as new cases emerge and investigations continue.

Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to immediately come forward for testing and isolate until a negative result is received.

There are more than 420 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.