Update: 11 locations of interest announced for BOP
UPDATE: 12:25pm The Ministry of Health have released a further five locations of interest around the Bay of Plenty region today.
The locations of interest announced at 12pm include BP Connect Mount Maunganui, Putaruru Mini Mart, Coupland’s Bakeries Rotorua, Countdown Bayfair and Kmart Rotorua.
The earlier locations included include St Pierre’s Sushi Rotorua, Zest Bakery and Café Greerton, Buff Hair and Beauty Tauranga South, McDonalds Tauranga, Rotorua Pak n Save and Bayview Roast and Fish and Chip Shop Tauranga.
Click here for a full list of Locations of Interest for the Bay of Plenty.
The Ministry of Health asks visitors to these locations to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 10 days after exposure at the location.
"If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result and until 24 hours after symptoms resolve," they say.
EARLIER: Seven locations of interest have been added to the Ministry of Health website for the Bay of Plenty region this morning.
The locations include St Pierre’s Sushi Rotorua, Zest Bakery and Café Greerton, Buff Hair and Beauty Tauranga South, McDonalds Tauranga, Rotorua Pak n Save aBayview Roast and Fish and Chip Shop Tauranga.
The Ministry of Health advises anyone who visited the Buff Hair and Beauty Salon listed below to self-isolate immediately, and those who visited the other locations should self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 14 days.
BOPDHB Covid-19 Incident Controller Trevor Richardson says “as the Location of Interest is defined as ‘Casual Contact’ only this means that you can continue to work if you remain well, but you should monitor your health.
"Anyone who has specifically been identified as a close contact will have been notified directly."
Trevor says the Ministry of Health advice is to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 10 days after being exposed at this location of interest.
Those who are getting a Covid test today are being reminded to have their NHI number ready for a faster process.
- your prescription or prescription receipt;
- the label of your prescription medicine;
- a hospital letter;
- an x-ray or test result;
- your online patient portal profile, if you are registered with your GP's online patient portal.