ABOVE: Vans like theses ones at Wilcannia will be set up at the Lismore Showground next week. Photo: Contributed
One new covid case was reported in the Northern Rivers today.
This case is located in Byron Bay and is a traveller from outside the region. This case is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers in Byron Bay. The source of the case’s infection is under investigation.
The Northern NSW Local Health District is establishing community support accommodation in Lismore to assist close contacts of people with covid to isolate safely if they cannot do so at their current premises.
There will be a community of 17 motorhomes at the Lismore Showground which already has access to power, water, and waste disposal services. These are expected to be operational from early next week.
Each motorhome has heating and cooling and includes living and bedroom accommodation, kitchen, toilet, a shower, and radio and television.
The campervans are well insulated to cater for the variable weather.
The motorhomes will be parked together in one area of the park with a clear boundary.
The showground will continue to operate, and regular guests and showground patrons will be able to use the facilities.