The end is in sight: Covid restrictions in north New South Wales will be lifted from midnight TONIGHT

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The end is in sight: Covid restrictions in north New South Wales will be lifted from midnight TONIGHT

  • COVID-19 restrictions in north NSW will be lifted Monday evening at 11:59 pm
  • The restrictions forced the cancellation of Bluesfest and made masks mandatory
  • From Monday evening, masks are not mandatory and unlimited home meetings
  • During the restrictions, COVID-19 testing in the region has increased tenfold

Coronavirus restrictions in northern NSW that led to the cancellation of Bluesfest and forced those in Byron Bay to don masks will be lifted Monday night.

A mask mandate and other rapid coronavirus restrictions will be lifted in north NSW after the fourth day of no community transfer.

About 200,000 residents in the region are required to put on masks in most indoor public areas and have no more than 30 home gatherings as of Wednesday.

Northern NSW was pushed back in limitations after a number of cases were recorded in the area

Northern NSW was pushed back in limitations after a number of cases were recorded in the area

The restrictions, which also forced the cancellation of Bluesfest, will be lifted Monday at 11:59 pm.

“NSW Health is reminding the community that ending these temporary restrictions will not affect the self-isolation requirements of the large number of people in these areas who are in close contact,” the health department said in a statement Monday.

“They must continue to insulate for the full 14 days after their exposure date and be retested at the end of this period.”

The COVID-19 test increased tenfold in the area after the outbreak

The COVID-19 test increased tenfold in the area after the outbreak

The COVID-19 test increased tenfold in the area after the outbreak

The restrictions were put in place after NSW diagnosed the first case related to clusters in southeast Queensland.

Testing increased in the region by a factor of 10 after the outbreak was confirmed.

“These efforts have given us the confidence to lift the restrictions, but we are still in a period of heightened risk and we urge the community to remain vigilant for the next week,” said NSW Health.

Although it is no longer mandatory, wearing a mask is still highly recommended by the health authority in indoor public areas, especially those where physical distance is difficult.

About 7,973 tests were reported in the Sunday from midnight to 8:00 p.m., slightly more than the previous day’s 6249.

Three cases acquired abroad were registered in hotel quarantines.

NSW Health announced that the restrictions would be lifted from 11:59 p.m. Monday

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