COVID scare in northern NSW hours after border bubble expanded

There’s been another COVID-19 scare in northern NSW just hours after the Queensland-NSW border bubble was expanded.

Ballina Coast High School has confirmed in a note to parents that at least one student has tested positive to the virus, with reports at least another two have now also been diagnosed.

“Our school will be non-operational effective immediately for the on-site attendance of students and staff to allow time for contact tracing and cleaning,” the school wrote.


“All staff and students are asked to self-isolate until you receive further advice.”

“The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is of paramount importance to us at all times.

“As such we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure that all necessary health advice is adhered to.”

Anyone who has been unwell or is experiencing symptoms has been told to get tested immediately.

“While we recognise this will be disruptive and inconvenient for families, it is important that we follow NSW Health advice and take all necessary precautions to minimise the risk of further transmission to support our community,” the school said.

The cases are yet to be confirmed by NSW Health.

Ballina yesterday became the first LGA on the Far North Coast to reach 90% first dose vaccination.