Lifting of lockdown is good news for residents and businesses

Published on 09 September 2021

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From midnight on Friday (10 September) the lockdown in parts of regional NSW including the Byron Shire and neighbouring council areas will be lifted.

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, said the announcement by the NSW Government today was great news for the entire community.

“This really will give people a boost both socially and economically although some businesses may not be operating at capacity and there will be restrictions around numbers in places like cafes and pubs,” Mayor Lyon said.

“Acknowledging that many parts of NSW will remain in lockdown, I do want to thank everyone in our community who has played their part by observing the rules around things like mask wearing, checking in, social gatherings and getting tested,” he said.

“To come out of lockdown and with no cases of COVID-19 in the community, I am now hoping the Queensland Government will consider easing the current border restrictions so people can see loved ones, get to and from work and have freer access to vital medical services on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane,” Mayor Lyon said.

“I do note that all regions have been put on notice that should there be just one local case of COVID-19 then a snap, minimum 14-day lockdown will be put in place so I ask that everyone remain vigilant and continue to check in, wear masks and get tested if not feeling well,” he said.

Information about COVID-19, including the latest news from the NSW Government, is available on Council’s website.

For media interviews contact Mayor Michael Lyon, on 0435 646 365 or Annie Lewis, Media and Communications Coordinator, on 02 6626 7320.

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