In happily received news Thursday morning, the Bega Valley Shire is being lifted out of lockdown.
Member for Bega Andrew Constance confirmed the news in a video posted to his Facebook page around 10.30am, September 16.
The news comes on the back of confirmation the two recently reported cases of COVID-19 in Merimbula were in fact false positives after follow up testing this week.
"This is an important step given there are no active or recorded cases in the Bega Valley Shire," Mr Constance said.
"Unfortunately in the Eurobodalla there are still six active cases which means that the lockdown does need to remain in place there."
While the lockdown restrictions are being lifted, some restrictions will remain in place Mr Constance said.
"We will be able to see visitation to homes, schools reopen, small businesses reopen.
"But there are going to be a number of requirements in place in terms of restrictions still in place for the community as we move forward to higher vaccination rates across NSW.
"Please continue to be vigilant, please where possible minimise travel. Be aware that COVID is still in and around the region.
"We all have to be mindful regardless of where you live in NSW."
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