Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Updated COVID traveller hotspot list released

The Ministry of Health has updated its list of locations for people who may be contacts of an Australian tourist who tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting Wellington at the weekend.

“Contacts who attended one of the locations in New Zealand during the relevant timeframes are asked to follow the directions,” the Ministry said in a statement.

“The Australian traveller from Sydney who visited Wellington from Saturday 19 June to Monday 21 June has tested positive upon return to Australia.

“We will update this table as new information is available.”

The Ministry said additional time has been added on either side of each visit to ensure they reach all potential contacts.

“As a result of this, you will notice that some times may overlap.”

Location nameAddressDayTimeWhat to do
Qantas Flight QF163 Sydney to Wellington Arrived Wellington International Airport19 June Arrival 12.05amIsolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
Rydges Hotel75 Featherston Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 19 June to 21 June12am 19 June to 9:10am 21 JuneIsolate immediately, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
Unichem Wellington Central Pharmacy204 Lambton Quay, Wellington19 June10.38am to 11:48amIsolate immediately, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
Te Papa Tongarewa – general 55 Cable Street, Wellington19 June 3:05pm to 5:45pmIsolate immediately, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
Te Papa Tongarewa – Exhibition Surrealist Art: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen55 Cable Street, Wellington19 June 4pm to 5:45pmIsolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
Jack Hackett’s Bar5 Inglewood Place, Wellington 19 June8:45pm to 12 amIsolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

For contact tracing purposes, anyone who attended one of the locations listed here during the relevant timeframes is considered to be a contact. Please check:

  • The full location and address details
  • Date and the relevant times
  • The instructions on ‘what to do’
  • Still unsure? Contact Healthline for advice on 0800 358 5453.

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