The Byron and Tweed shires have been forced into snap seven-day lockdowns as a result of the COVID positive test.
The ABC are reporting the person responsible flew into Ballina Airport Saturday morning from Sydney to work on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, which airs on the 10 Network.
The positive result was reportedly picked up as a part of the testing regime implemented by the production company in line with their COVID-safe plan.
With the effects of the Coronavirus still impacting production across the nation, this is the second year in a row the ITV Studios Australia production has filmed in the Norther Rivers region of New South Wales. It usually films in Southern Africa.
It is understood the infected person was in the Ballina, Byron, and Tweed areas over the weekend, thus the need for the snap LGA shutdown.
A spokesman for ITV Studios Australia said:
“The crew member is fully vaccinated and was wearing PPE while at work.”
It is understood the crew member has returned to Sydney and into isolation after their positive test. The production has been affected as all close contacts are now in isolation awaiting negative test results.