The experimental ticket to freedom? In NSW, you must be fully vaccinated to stay in a backpackers and travel outside of your LGA (local government area), so although the article deliberately avoids mentioning this, it is obvious that being vaccinated protects you neither from Covid or being forced into lockdown, even from just a SINGLE CASE - Editor
From the article:
More than 80 backpackers at a Byron Bay hostel on the NSW north coast have been placed into a week-long lockdown after a guest tested positive to Covid-19.
The lockdown comes as thousands of celebrating school leavers are due to arrive in Byron Bay and other parts of northern NSW over the next month from this weekend.
Ballina MP Tamara Smith posted on Facebook on Wednesday night about the situation at the Aquarius Backpackers.
“I’m closely monitoring a situation in Byron Bay this evening where a positive Covid-19 case and 84 close contacts have been identified at Aquarius Backpackers in Byron Bay,” she said.
NSW Health has locked down the hostel for seven days, impacting 84 guests.
“I’m told (they are) being supported with food, health and support,” Smith said.
NSW Police have placed a 24-hour guard on the hostel to ensure compliance.