Almost 50 new sites spanning Auckland, Ngatea, Hamilton and Raglan have been added as Covid-19 locations of interest on Sunday.
Among the latest to be added to the lineup are a significant number of gas stations and supermarkets, a Starbucks and a train journey.
The Southern Line, from Homai to Britomart in Auckland, has been marked as a potential exposure event on Wednesday October 6 between 3pm and 3.30pm.
Seven sites in the Bay of Plenty town of Katikati have been revealed as potential exposure sites, after a person who moved from Auckland’s Pukekohe to a rural area near Katikati tested positive for coronavirus.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited Ruatoria on Saturday as part of a regional tour to promote the Government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.
The Ministry of Health said the public health risk was low given the person is fully vaccinated, was avidly using the Covid-19 tracer app, and has been isolating alongside family members.
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So far there has been no indication the region will join the Waikato, Northland and Auckland at alert level 3.
The Katikati locations of interest are the Good Life Opportunity Shop, Hammer Hardware, Waipuna Hospice Shop, Katikati Antiques, Interiors and Limited Edition on Main, which all have times on Thursday, October 7.
The Bottle-O Katikati and Countdown KatiKati are also locations of interest for Friday, October 8.
People who were at these locations at the specified times are required to stay at home, get a Covid-19 test immediately, as well as a day-five test on Tuesday.
They need to continue staying at home until receiving a negative day-five test.
Other locations of interest unveiled by the Ministry of Health on Sunday include a church in Raglan and a Z Station in Ngatea.
People who visited this location will also need to stay at home until they get a negative day-five test.
In Auckland, a list of locations of interest spanning the last eight days had been added.
This includes the Seoul Trading House Dairy in Grafton for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings; Devonport Pharmacy on Tuesday morning; Puke Hire Pukekohe on Friday and Saturday mornings; Daily Bread Belmont on Saturday, October 2; McDonald’s Wairau Rd on Saturday, October 2; Harvey Norman Wairau Park on Tuesday afternoon; and McDonald’s Akoranga Dr, Northcote on Wednesday morning.
A train on the Southern Line between Middlemore and Papakura is also a location of interest, for times on Monday and Thursday evenings, while Bus 392, Pukekohe to Countdown Seddon Rd, is also listed for Thursday evening.
Raglan’s Harbour View Hotel is a new location, for Sunday, October 3, as is The Herbal Dispensary for Wednesday afternoon.
People who were at either of these locations or caught the train at the specified times are required to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for the next 14 days.
No new locations of interest in Northland have been added on Sunday morning, after a Covid-positive woman extensively travelled in the region on October 2 to 6.
She is believed to have travelled to Whangārei, Kamo, Paihia and Kawakawa, but current locations of interest in Northland have centred on Whangārei. They include Department of Conservation’s Uretiti Campsite in Waipū, Pepe’s Dairy and Comfort Hotel Flames in Onerahi, Z Kensington and BP Connect Wylies Woodhill.
Vaccine and test centres move into Katikati
A vaccination clinic in the Katikati RSA and Citizens Club on the corner of Henry and Main Roads, will be open from 10am to 2pm on Sunday. No is booking required.
Testing sites in Katikati will be open from 8.30am on Sunday through to 4.30pm. These include the Katikati Medical Centre, and an additional site at the Katikati Rugby Clubrooms. If required, the Katikati Rugby Clubrooms site will extend the opening time. Tests are free.
A testing station is also open at Tauranga Accident and HealthCare, 19 Second Avenue, 8am- 6pm.
Western Bay of Plenty Mayor Garry Webber said on Saturday the town and surrounding areas had to head into “preventative mode”.
“If in doubt, go and get a test and without fail go and get vaccinated.”
Based on suburb-level data, Katikati’s vaccination rates are just below the national average for both first and second doses: 77.5 per cent have had one dose, and 49.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.
If you were at a location of interest at one of the specified times, you will likely need to self-isolate and be tested. Follow the instructions for that location on the Ministry of Health website and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on testing.
This list is automatically updated as soon as locations of interest appear on the Ministry of Health website.
This article first show on www.stuff.co.nz Source link Author DENISE PIPER on date 2021-10-10 08:25:41