Anyone who visited a dozen new locations of interest – including supermarkets, restaurants and retail stores – in Auckland, is being urged to get a Covid test as soon as possible.
The information comes after the Ministry of Health made a late-night announcement confirming two more people who had been in managed isolation at the Pullman Auckland hotel have tested positive for Covid-19.
As a result, 12 new locations in and around the North Shore and Albany areas have been released by officials.
Anyone who visited the locations at the same time as the infected person/s is encouraged to isolate at home immediately and call Healthline on 0800 611 116 to get a test.
If you get a test, remain isolated until you receive the result of that test.
People with flu-like symptoms are also urged to get tested for the virus as a precaution.
Director-general of health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, said last night: “It’s important the right people isolate and get tested, so we don’t overwhelm testing centres.
“We understand that many will be anxious, but it’s important to remember we are carrying out these measures as a precaution.”
He said there was no evidence, so far, to suggest community transmission – but reiterated the need for “the right people” to isolate and get tested.
Where to get tested
Those in North Shore can get tested at a number of testing stations.
Two pop-up facilities have been put up at Victor Eaves Park, on Florence Ave in Orewa, between 9.30am and 4pm and at the North Harbour Stadium (Carpark B) on Stadium Road, in Albany, between 8am and 6pm.
Both stations will be open at the same times tomorrow as well.
The Northcote Community Testing Centre – on College Rd, Northcote – is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm today and tomorrow and from 8.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
West Aucklanders can get tested at the Health New Lynn facility at Totara Health Services on McCrae Way, New Lynn, between 8.30am to 4.30pm today and tomorrow. The facility is closed at the weekend.
The Whānau House Waipareira Trust Henderson, on Catherine St in Henderson, is open from 8am to 4pm today and tomorrow and from 8am to 2pm at the weekend.
Members of the public can also get tested at the Balmoral Community Testing Centre on Balmoral Road, Mt Eden, from 8.30am to 4.30pm today and tomorrow.
It is open again from 8.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
People in South Auckland can get a Covid test at the Whānau Ora Community Clinic on Druces Rd, in Wiri, from 8.30am to 4.30pm today and tomorrow.
The testing clinic is open from 8.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday but is closed on Sunday.
The Ōtara Community Testing Centre, at the Otara Town Centre, is open from 8.30am to 4pm today and tomorrow but closed on Saturday. It is open again from 10am to 2pm on Sunday.
The newly released follow the 31 locations of interest released earlier this week after a 56-year-old woman who stayed at the Pullman Auckland hotel became the first confirmed case of Covid in the community, since late last year, after leaving managed isolation.
The woman had returned home to Northland and sought a Covid test after flu-like symptoms became worse.
People in Northland can get tested at several community-based testing stations in the area.
In the Far North, Kaitaia Hospital on Redan Road is open for testing between 9am and 4pm today and tomorrow.
Those heading there should note there is a lunch break from 12pm to 12.30pm.
Rawene Hospital is also available, but people are asked to call ahead on (09) 405 7709.
A testing station is open in Kerikeri at the Turner Centre, on Cobham Road, from 9am to 4pm today and tomorrow. There is a break from midday to 12.30pm for lunch.
In Kawakawa, people can get tested at the Ngāti Hine Health Trust, on Rayner St, from 9am to 3pm today and tomorrow. A lunch break is observed from 12pm to 12.30pm.
Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi – a GP clinic in Kaikohe, on Broadway St – is open to Covid testing by appointment only via 0800 484 006.
While people in Dargaville can seek a test at a portacom at the Dargaville Hospital, on Awakino Road, from 9am to 4pm today and tomorrow. Again, lunch is at 12pm to 12.30pm.
Three stations are open in Whāngārei. The first is at Winger Cres in Kamo from 9am to 4pm today and tomorrow. There is a lunch break between 12pm and 12.30pm.
Another testing station is at Pohe Island at the Rock’n Roll Club building, off Riverside Drive, from 9am to 4pm today and tomorrow.
And there is a new venue at the Ruakākā Race Course, on Peter Snell Road, from 9am to 4pm. Again, there is a half-an-hour lunch break from midday.
New locations of interest released:
• BBQ King Albany – Jan 17, 11am-2pm
• Pak n Save Silverdale – Jan 17, 2pm-2.30pm
• BBQ King Albany – Jan 17, 5pm-9pm
• Pak n Save Silverdale – Jan 18, midday-12.30pm
• BBQ King – Albany Jan 18, 12.30pm-3pm
• Caltex Ōrewa – Jan 18, 1pm-1.30pm
• BBQ King Albany – Jan 18, 5pm-9pm
• Hickeys Pharmacy Ōrewa – Jan 23, 12.30pm-1.30pm
• Farmers Albany -Jan 24, midday-1pm
• Tai Ping Supermarket Albany – Jan 24, midday-1pm
• New World Ōrewa – Jan 25, 1pm-2pm
• Tai Ping Supermarket Northcote – Jan 26, 12.30pm-1pm
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