Contact of concern in Rotorua has tested negative for COVID-19
18/06/2020 1:29:32 p.m.

Thursday 18 June 2020



Contact of concern in Rotorua has tested negative for COVID-19


A flight attendant who recently visited Rotorua has tested negative for COVID-19.

The flight attendant was on the same flight as the two people, now in the Wellington region, who have been confirmed as positive for COVID-19.

Dr Neil de Wet, Medical Officer of Health for Toi Te Ora Public Health says contacts of the recently confirmed cases in Wellington have been followed up nationally and to date TTO has not been informed of any that reside in the Lakes DHB area. He adds this news will be very reassuring for the Rotorua community.

There are no positive COVID-19 cases in Lakes DHB and all people tested in recent days have come back negative.

Recent developments are a good reminder to follow the golden rules for Alert Level 1:

• Keep practicing good hand hygiene
• If in doubt, return to physical distancing
• Remember good cough etiquette – cough or sneeze into your elbow.
• Stay at home if you are unwell
• If you have flu or cold symptoms, get a COVID-19 test.
• Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help with rapid contact tracing if needed

We are currently only testing people with cold or flu symptoms in the Lakes DHB area. If you need a test please call Healthline 0800 358 5453 to arrange a test, or go to the swabbing centre:

Rotorua – Energy Events Centre 9am-4pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-12noon Saturday and Sunday.
Taupō – AC Baths 10am – 3.30pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 9am-12 noon. The Taupo centre is closed on Sunday.
ENDS

For more information visit: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-general-public/about-covid-19