There are currently 2 COVID-19 case locations on the NSW North Coast – one in Chinderah and one in Coffs Harbour. As case locations are regularly updated, check the NSW Health website for new locations.
The Chinderah alert is for the Ampol service station just off the northbound M1 from 8:30 pm Tuesday 13 July to 7:30 am Wednesday 14 July.
The Coffs Harbour alert is for the Hoey Moey hotel from 3:55 pm to 4:20 pm on Thursday 15 July. This alert was initially only for the bottle shop but has been amended to include the whole hotel.
Update 23 July: There have also been COVID-19 virus fragments detected in the sewerage at Byron Bay.
Update 26 July: NSW Health issued a public health alert on 25 July 2021 that included a new venue of concern at the Ballina airport.
Queensland border zone
The Queensland Government has declared the whole of NSW a hotspot. People from NSW cannot enter QLD except for essential reasons, with an exemption, and with 14 days of hotel quarantine.
Our northern regions are part of a border zone – it is a hard border with road closures and currently only 3 checkpoints.
NSW border zone residents can only cross the border for essential activities – such as work, education, accessing medical or health care, or attending organised children’s sport – but must get a Border Zone Travel X Pass to do so.
Always check the Queensland Government website before travelling in case there have been changes to requirements.