Jul

09

2021

Pfizer vaccinations starting across the North Coast

More than 136,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered on the North Coast. More than 125 general practices are providing vaccinations, along with Commonwealth Vaccination Clinics and NSW Health hubs. 

By the end of this week, there will be 20 general practices providing the Pfizer vaccine. This will increase to 35 by the end of July as more practices are onboarded. Towns with GP clinics onboarding Pfizer in July:  

  • Tweed area: Bilambil Heights, Cabarita Beach, Banora Point, Kingscliff, Tweed Heads South  
  • Byron area: Ocean Shores  
  • Lismore area: Alstonville, Goonellabah, Lennox Head, Casino, Evans Head  
  • Grafton area: Grafton, South Grafton, Maclean
  • Coffs Harbour area: Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Nambucca, Macksville, Bellingen, Urunga
  • Port Macquarie area: Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Crescent Head,  Lakewood, South West Rocks, Wauchope 

NSW Health has also established vaccination centres at Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie hospitals, as well as pop-up clinics with Pfizer at Lismore Square Shopping Centre, Tweed Mall, and the Link Arcade in Grafton.  

Don’t forget the best way to find out when and where to book a vaccination is by using the online Vaccine Eligibility Checker and clinic finder or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.  

COVID-19 restrictions  

COVID-19 restrictions in regional NSW and Greater Sydney have been extended until 16 July 2021.  

The restrictions for regional NSW include limits on the number of visitors people can have at home, and mandatory mask-wearing on public transport, in non-residential indoor areas (including workplaces), at airports and on commercial flights.  

There are also travel restrictions for entering NSW and entering Queensland. Learn more about the current COVID-19 rules and restrictions on the NSW Health website andQueensland Health’s website. 

Due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney, everyone in Greater Sydney must stay home unless they have a reasonable excuse. Stay at home rules and restrictions apply to people who live in, usually work in, or usually attend a university or other tertiary education facility in Greater Sydney (including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour). 

Anyone who has been in the Greater Sydney region, on or after Monday 21 June, must follow the stay-at-home rules for 14 days after leaving Greater Sydney, unless exempt. It is important for anyone who has visited Greater Sydney since 21 June to regularly review the case locationsand follow the relevant health advice. 

Border zone residents 

As the border zone requirements are changing frequently, we urge you to check the government websites before travelling in either direction across the NSW–Queensland border. 

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

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