Locations of interest in Auckland
8 April 2021: There is one new border-related positive COVID-19 case, in a worker at the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility. If any locations of interest are identified, we will provide a link to them here.
Locations of interest for the Auckland March cases are available on the Ministry of Health website.
For contact tracing purposes, anyone who attended one of the locations listed during the relevant timeframes is considered to be a contact.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking individuals to follow the instructions in the table if they visited these locations during the relevant times.
Types of close and casual contacts
There are several types of ‘contacts’:
- close plus contacts
- close contacts
- casual plus contacts, and
- casual contacts.
The Ministry of Health gives advice to all these types of contacts on what they need to do.
Close or close plus contacts
Close contacts or close plus contacts are those who are likely to be at a higher risk of being infected.
If you have been identified as a close contact or close plus contact of someone with COVID-19, the Ministry of Health or your Public Health Unit will contact you.
Casual plus contacts
Casual plus contacts are people who have had exposure to a case, but who do not meet the criteria of a close contact. For casual plus contacts, their contact was where there is higher risk for transmission.
In some specific higher-risk situations, the Ministry of Health may contact you if you are a casual plus contact.
Casual contacts are people who have had exposure to a case, but who do not meet the criteria of a close contact or a casual plus contact.
Getting tested for COVID-19
What you need to do depends if you are a close plus contact, close contact, casual plus contact or a casual contact.
Testing locations in Auckland
Frontline staff are working hard to ensure everyone who needs to be tested gets a test as soon as possible.
Support for business
Encourage your employees to stay home if they’re sick and get a test. If a staff member has COVID-like symptoms, they should get tested and stay home until they get a negative result.
COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme
You can apply for the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme to help you pay employees who have been advised to self-isolate and who cannot work from home.
COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment
The COVID-19 Short-term Absence Payment helps businesses to pay their employees who cannot work from home while they wait for a COVID-19 test result. This payment is also available to self-employed people.
Stay home if you’re sick
If you feel unwell, isolate wherever you are and get advice about getting tested.
Wear a face covering on public transport
You legally must wear a face covering:
- on public transport
- on domestic flights
- by taxi and ride-share drivers — while it’s not compulsory for passengers to wear them, we strongly encourage you to.
There are exemptions for some people and services.
You are also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering when you're outside your home and in a place where it’s hard to keep your distance from other people.
Practise good hygiene
These simple steps can slow the spread of the virus — protecting yourself and others.
Wash your hands
Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to keep yourself and others safe. Wash often. Use soap. 20 seconds. Then dry. This kills the virus by bursting its protective bubble.
Cough or sneeze into your elbow
Coughing or sneezing into your elbow keeps the virus off your hands so you will not spread it to other people and make them sick too.
Regularly clean surfaces that get touched frequently.
Use the NZ COVID Tracer app
Turn on Bluetooth in the NZ COVID Tracer app and scan QR codes wherever you go.
Using Bluetooth and scanning together keeps a private digital diary of where you have been and who you have been near, and means you will receive instant notifications about possible exposure to COVID-19.
If you do not use the app, use whatever method works for you, like the NZ COVID Tracer booklet. Encourage your family, whānau and friends to do the same.
Translated information and resources
Auckland Regional Public Health Service translated information and resources about COVID-19 in a range of languages.