Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Auckland police staff member tests positive

A staff member at police headquarters in Auckland has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Herald understands the person works in a non-sworn role at Harlech House in Otāhuhu.

They had been to work for one shift several days after being exposed to a family member who was a positive case.

However, because they were at work just outside the 48-hour window before the onset of self-reported symptoms, nobody in the office is considered a close contact.

The site has not been shared as a public location of interest – thought to be because all staff sign in and out via key cards.

Following Herald inquiries, police confirmed that “a non-constabulary staff member in Tāmaki Makaurau has tested positive”.

“The member was not at work while contagious and their place of work is not considered a place of interest. The staff member was a close contact of a known case.

“We are supporting the staff member, and we are continuing to take guidance from the Ministry of Health to ensure our staff are safe while at work.”

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