Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Kempsey, Byron Shire and Tweed LGAs from 5pm today (Tuesday, September 21) for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.
This comes after an authorised worker spent several days in the areas and later tested positive.
The stay-at-home orders also apply to anyone who has been in an affected LGA since the following dates:
– Kempsey LGA – Tuesday, September 14.
– Byron LGA – Saturday, September 18.
– Tweed LGA – Saturday, September 18.
Everyone in the affected LGAs must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise, and work or tertiary education if you can’t work or study at home.
People who are fully vaccinated can attend an outdoor gathering of up to five people for exercise or outdoor recreation, as long as all of those aged 16 or older are fully vaccinated.