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Entertainment Byron Bay Covid outbreak threatens to grow

16:51  31 march  2021
16:51  31 march  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Two infectious COVID-19 cases travelled to Byron Bay from Queensland

  Two infectious COVID-19 cases travelled to Byron Bay from Queensland Two infectious COVID-19 cases travelled to Byron Bay from Queensland before they tested positive for the virus but during their infectious period.They visited Byron Bay Beach Hotel on Friday, March 26 between 7.15pm and 8.30pm, and The Farm, Byron Bay on Sunday, March 28 between 8am and 9.30am.Anyone who attended the venues at these times should be tested immediately and self-isolate until NSW Health provides further information, the ministry said.Queensland's Health Minister Yvette D'arth said she would call NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard following her morning press conference on Monday.

More venues have been put on a health alert in Byron Bay after a Covid-infected woman visited the popular tourist town for a hen's party last week.

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Anyone who visited Henry Rous Tavern in Ballina on Sunday, March 28 between 1.20pm and 2.20pm is advised to get tested immediately and self-isolate until receiving further advice.

Surf, Dive and Ski in Byron Bay is considered a casual contact location. Customers who visited the store between 1.25pm to 1.30pm on Saturday, March 27 must get tested and self-isolate.

Arnhem Clothing, Spell Designs, The Cellar, Main Street Burger bar, Quiksilver, Aldi and Byron Bay Central Pharmacy are also among the town's latest casual contact venues.

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New NSW restrictions

The following restrictions apply to the Byron Bay, Ballina, Tweed and Lismore local government areas, which come into affect from 5pm Wednesday (march 31) and continue over Easter until 11:59pm Monday April 5

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- Home gatherings restricted to 30 people, including holiday rentals

- One person per four square metre rule in public indoor settings including hospitality venues

- Customers must be seated at all times in venues

- Mandatory masks in shops, transport, taxis

A NSW man in his 20s returned a positive test to the virus on Tuesday, after unknowingly infectious travellers visited a number of venues in the Byron Bay region.

The man last Friday attended the same venue as a hen's party linked to several COVID-19 cases in Queensland.

The case prompted Premier Gladys Berejiklian to reintroduce restrictions in four northern NSW local government areas - Byron, Ballina, Tweed and Lismore.

Until at least Tuesday, gatherings will be limited to 30, the 'four square metre' rule reintroduced, and masks mandated in some settings.

The premier also urged residents living in the area not to head elsewhere for the Easter break.

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'It is our very strong preference that if you live in any of those four local government areas, that you don't travel outside those areas,' Ms Berejiklian told reporters on Wednesday.

'We won't be policing that but it is very strong advice ... if there is community transmission, we don't want it seeded to other parts of NSW.

'Given it's the Easter weekend, there's a lot of movement ... we don't want a super-spreading event like the northern beaches which then resulted in us having to go further.'

There were no plans to close the NSW-Queensland border nor plans to tighten the 'proportionate' restrictions further, Ms Berejiklian told reporters.

The premier also said the government would not yet discourage NSW holiday-goers from visiting Byron Bay.

The COVID-positive man's household contacts have tested negative and the man has been in self-isolation since Monday.

Ms Berejiklian warned earlier this week that NSW should brace itself for new infections after a three-day lockdown was imposed on Greater Brisbane.

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Bluesfest, a music festival set to draw thousands of revellers to Byron Bay, was cancelled on Wednesday.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard signed a public health order cancelling the festival less than 24 hours before it was due to begin.

He said the festival had been cancelled due to the risk festival-goers - some of whom travel from interstate - would spread the highly infectious COVID-19 variant across the country.

'While the cancellation of Bluesfest is disappointing for music lovers and the local community, I hope that ticket holders would support Bluesfest and hold on to their tickets as I understand Bluesfest will be working on a new date as soon as possible,' Mr Hazzard said.

a car parked in front of a store: Woolworths in Everton Park (pictured)  is also among Brisbane's new casual contact locations © Provided by Daily Mail Woolworths in Everton Park (pictured)  is also among Brisbane's new casual contact locations

Brisbane's new Covid alert venues announced Wednesday afternoon

Close contacts

Hamilton Hotel sports bar in Hamilton on Tuesday March 23 from 2.20pm-4.45pm

Hamilton Hotel pokies room in Hamilton on Tuesday March 23 from 4.45pm-5.23pm

Casual contacts

Body Plus Physio in Caboolture on Tuesday March 16 from 8.30am to 8.50am

Silky Oakes in Strathpine on Tuesday March 16 from 12pm-12.05pm

PriceLine Pharmacy in Albany Creek on Tuesday March 16 from 12.30pm-12.40pm

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Grill'd in Eatons Hill on Tuesday March 16 from 1pm-1.30pm

TAFE in Southbank on Wednesday March 17 from 8am-4.30pm

Woolworths in Everton Park on Wednesday March 17 from 1.39pm-2.13pm

World Gym in North Lakes on Thursday March 18 from 9.15am-9.45am

Basil and Vine in Burpengary on Thursday March 18 from 10am-10.15am

Electric Chair Barber Shop in Everton Park on Thursday March 18 from 3.15pm-4.14pm

Lawnton Country Markets Bakery in Lawnton on Friday March 19 from 6.11am-16.26am

Westfield North Lakes on Friday March 19 from 11.20am-11.50am

Newstead Brewing Co. in Newstead on Friday March 19 from 3.54pm-5.29pm

Reef Seafood & Sushi Brisbane in Newstead on Friday March 19 from 5.37pm-6.35pm

The Standard Market Company, Gasworks Plaza, in Newstead on Friday March 19 from 6.35pm-6.45pm

Public Toilet at Gasworks Plaza in Newstead on Friday March 19 from 6.46pm-6.47pm

Plus Fitness 24/7 Gym in Everton Park on Saturday March 20 from 7.40am-8.34pm

Coles in Everton Park Shopping Centre on Saturday March 20 on 8.39am-8.44am

Neighbourhood Market Co in Everton Park from 8.45am-8.55pm

The Bavarian Eagle Street Pier in Brisbane City on Saturday March 20 from 2.15pm-4pm

Riverland Brisbane in Brisbane City on Saturday March 20 from 4.10pm-6.32pm

Viscosity in Fortitude Valley on Saturday March 20 from 6.42pm-7.31pm

XCargo in Fortitude Valley on Saturday March 20 from 7.35pm-9.32pm

Burrito Bar in Everton Park on Saturday March 21 from 3.24pm-3.33pm

Westfield (Dymocks and Woolworths), North Lakes - Tuesday 23 March, 11am to 12pm

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Woolworths Strathpine - Tuesday 23 March, 4pm to 4.30pm

TAFE, Southbank - Wednesday 24 March, 8am to 4.30pm

Coles Everton Plaza Shopping Centre, Wednesday 24 March, 3.24pm to 3.33pm

Uroko Sushi on Train, Everton Park - Wednesday 24 March, 7.19pm to 7.33pm

World Gym, North Lakes - Thursday 25 March, 8.45am to 9.45am

Officeworks, Rothwell - Thursday 25 March, 12pm to 12.30pm

Westfield, North Lakes - Thursday 25 March, 2pm to 3pm

Oliver's Real Food, Maryborough West - Thursday 25 March, 11.50am to 12.09pm

World Gym, North Lakes - Friday 26 March, 10am to 10.30am

Stable Coffee Kitchen, Tugun - Sunday 28 March, 10.27am to 10.48am

Southport Park Shopping Centre - Sunday 28 March, 3pm to 4pm

Two new coronavirus cases emerged in the community in Queensland on Wednesday, one of them a nurse at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The two new cases in Queensland take the total number of community infections to 17, along with two COVID-19 patients who initially spread the virus to hospital workers.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a decision on extending the Greater Brisbane lockdown, which is due to end at 5pm on Thursday, would be made in the next 24 hours.

Hamilton Hotel in Brisbane has been added to the high alert venues list after a Covid-infected patron visited the bar between 2.20pm and 5.20 pm on Tuesday.

Anyone at the pub at the same time is considered a close contact and must self-isolate for 14 days and get tested immediately.

Newstead Brewing on Doggett Street - one of Brisbane's most popular bars - has been added to the state's casual contact locations.

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Anyone who visited TAFE in Southbank on Wednesday March 17 from 8am to 4.30pm is considered a casual contact and should get tested.

Woolworths in Everton Park, Westfield North Lakes, Plus Fitness 24/7 Gym in Everton Park and Burrito Bar in Everton Park are also among Brisbane's new casual contact locations.

The casual contacts list also includes Officeworks in Rothwell, Stable Coffee Kitchen in Tugun, World Gym in North Lakes, Coles in Everton Park Shopping Centre and Reef Seafood & Sushi Brisbane.

NEW SOUTH WALES VENUES ON ALERT

Ballina

Henry Rous Tavern, 117 River Street

Sunday March 28 from 1.20pm to 2.20pm

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

Sunday March 28 from 2.25pm to 2.35pm

Byron Bay

Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co - Patrons who sat in the laneway (Feros Arcade)

Saturday March 27 from 11am to 12pm

Black Sheep in Byron Bay

Saturday March 27 from 12.30pm to 12.40pm

Byron Beach Hotel in Byron Bay

Friday March 26 from 7.15pm to 9pm

Ghanda Clothing in Byron Bay

Saturday March 27 from 12pm to 12.15pm

Mokha Café - Patrons sitting inside or out the front of the venue (not in laneway in Feros Arcade)

Saturday March 27 from 11.00am to 12.00pm

Mokha Café - Patrons who sat in the laneway (Feros Arcade)

Saturday March 27 from 11.00am to 12.00pm

Quiksilver Byron Bay

Saturday March 27 from 12.40pm to 12.45pm

Tiger Lily Byron Bay

Saturday March 27 from 12.25pm to 12.30pm

Ewingsdale

The Farm Byron Bay in Ewingsdale

Sunday March 28 from 8.45am to 10.30am

Three Blue Ducks restaurant - Terrace in Ewingsdale

Sunday March 28 from 8.45am to 9.30am

Suffolk Park

Park Hotel Bottle Shop in Suffolk Park

Saturday March 27 from 7.30pm to 7.45pm

Suffolk Bakery in Suffolk Park

Saturday March 27 from 2.45pm to 3.15pm

Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park – women's communal toilets in Suffolk Park

Friday March 26 between 4.00pm to 8.30pm

Saturday March 27 between 4.00pm to 8.30pm

Sunday March 28 between 4.00pm to 8.30pm

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These TV shows have not aged well .
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