Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates 2021

This page provides COVID-19 information and updates relevant for all Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools. For information regarding specific schools, please refer to the individual schools website, app and newsletter.


WEDNESDAY 31 MARCH 2021, 4:00PM

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT - TWEED SHIRE COUNCIL, BALLINA SHIRE COUNIL, BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL AND LISMORE CITY COUNCIL

NSW Health was notified overnight of a new locally acquired case of COVID-19 in northern NSW and enhanced COVID-safe measures will apply to the local government areas of Tweed Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council and Lismore City Council from 5pm today (Wednesday, 31 March 2021).

Anyone who has been to the following venues must immediately get tested and self-isolate and remain in isolation until further advice is provided by NSW Health:

Henry Rous Tavern, Ballina

Sunday 28 March

1:20pm - 2:20pm

Ballina Golf and Sports Club (Pro Shop), East Ballina

​Sunday 28 March

2:25pm - 2:35pm

A complete list of venues of concern is available at latest COVID-19 news and updates.

As of 5pm today, Wednesday 31 March to 11:59pm on Monday 5 April, the following rules will apply to the local government areas of Tweed Shire Council, Ballina Shire Council, Byron Shire Council and Lismore City Council:

  • Mask wearing will become compulsory on public transport, in retail stores, and in all public indoor settings.
  • The one person per 4 square metre rule will apply at all public indoor settings including hospitality venues.
  • The number of household visitors will be capped at 30 including holiday rental properties.

All school visitors (to schools in the previously mentioned local government areas) including parents, volunteers and contractors must adhere to the 4 square metre rule when indoors.

NSW Health urges everyone in NSW, especially in the Tweed, Ballina, Byron and Lismore areas, 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.