The Backpacker Hostel in Byron Bay has entered a seven-day lockout after a guest returned positive COVID-19 results.
So far 84 close contacts have been identified at the Aquarius Backpackers Resort on the NSW North Coast.
– Police are monitoring the facility to ensure that no guest has to break the health requirements.
Balina MP Tamara Smith said the fear of spreading the infection outside the facility could be “catastrophic”.
Byron Shire has one of the lowest vaccination rates in New South Wales.