Recap of current announcements

  • An Australian traveller from Sydney who visited Wellington from Saturday, 19 June to Monday, 21 June has tested positive upon his return to Australia
  • Wellington will move to Alert Level 2 at 6pm on Wednesday, 23 June until 11.59pm on Sunday, 27 June
  • Good news – the rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 1
  • Travel from New South Wales, excluding Norfolk Island, is paused for 72 hours

What does this mean for me?

  • Please check out the locations of interest on the Ministry of Health website – at time of writing these are just in Wellington
  • If you were at any of these locations, please follow the relevant advice
  • If you were on the Wellington-bound flight, you’re advised to immediately isolate at your home, and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice

What if I’m unwell?

  • Please stay at home as it limits the potential spread of the virus
  • Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice or your General Practice
  • Please continue to put your whānau and your health first. The Ministry of Health website contains a valuable range of mental health and wellbeing resources that can be found here

What if I need a COVID-19 test?

  • The Whakatāne Community COVID-19 Testing Centre have extended their operating times.
  • Location: 52B King St, Whakatāne (Portacom outside Med Central, Entry via James St)
    • Open: Weds 23rd June: 3.30pm – 6.30pm
    • Thursdays 24th June: 3.30pm – 7.30pm
    • Friday 25th June: 3.30pm – 7.30pm
    • Saturday 26th June: 9am – 5pm
    • Sunday 27th June: 9am – 5pm

Please remember in Alert level 1

  • To wear face masks on public transport
  • Maintain good hygiene and wash hands for 20 secs and cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen – remember to use the COVID Tracer app
  • Keep your distance