Covid 19 outbreak: Waiheke ferry and ferry terminal visited by infected people

An Auckland education organisation and ferry terminal are among the latest locations of interest to be released by health officials.

Anyone who visited Learning Network NZ in Henderson on Thursday between 8.45am and 1pm has been identified as a close contact.

The same goes for anyone who was at the Fullers Waiheke Island Ferry Downtown Ferry Terminal on Sunday between 1.10pm and 1.45pm.

The Ministry of Health is asking anyone at these locations during the specified times to get tested and self-isolated immediately.

A private event at the New Zealand Sikh Society Temple in Te Rapa has also been identified as a possible exposure site.

Anyone at this location on Saturday between 1pm and 4pm is considered a close contact.

The Nelson Airport was also visited by a Covid case on January 18 and 23. However, people at the location during the specified time are not required to isolate but must self-monitor for symptoms.

12pm update

Sushi Tomi in Milford was visited by an infected person on January 29 for an hour from 2.18pm.

Anyone at the shop during this time must self-isolate and get tested.

Among other new locations was the Fullers Waiheke Island midday ferry.An infected person travelled on the Fullers Waiheke Island Ferry between noon and 12.35pm on Tuesday.

Anyone who may have come across this person during the specified time must self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms.

People across the country are asked to regularly check the Ministry of Health’s website as new locations come in daily.

10am update

Earlier today, a private event in Hamilton and a restaurant in Paeroa were among new locations of interest released by health officials.

One3One Restaurant Cafe & Bar in Paeroa has been identified as a high-risk location of interest after an infected person visited the restaurant on Monday evening between 6.16pm and 8pm.

The Ministry of Health is asking anyone who was at this restaurant during the specified time to self-isolate and get tested immediately.

“Self-isolate, test immediately and on day 5 after you were exposed at this location of interest. Further isolation and testing requirements will be provided by Public Health.”

The same advice goes to anyone who attended a private event at Gurudwara Mata Sahib Kaur Ji Temple Te Rapa last weekend.

The event was visited by an infected person last Saturday between 1pm and 4pm.

It is unknown whether these two locations were visited by people infected with the highly contagious Omicron variant.

An update on today’s Covid-19 cases is expected after 1pm and the ministry is set to release many more locations of interest throughout the day.

Yesterday, a number of locations visited by cases with the Omicron variant were released.

They included a flight from Auckland to Nelson, the CityFitness Fraser Cove in Tauranga and a private event at Hamilton Gardens Pavilion.

Anyone who was at these locations during the specified time must self-isolate and get tested.

Meanwhile, a dozen concertgoers who attended the Soundsplash music festival in Waikato last weekend have now tested positive for Covid, an infected teenager claims.

Experts now fear the popular music festival, which saw 8506 people gather on the outskirts of Hamilton from Friday to Sunday, has the makings of a super-spreader event and even accelerated the spread of Omicron across New Zealand.

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health confirmed one of five infected Aucklanders who attended the festival had tested positive for the highly contagious Omicron variant, and the three-day event at Mystery Creek was now an exposure site.

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