New Zealand will move to Alert Level 4 at 11:59pm on Tuesday 17 August following the announcement of our first community case of Covid 19 in 169 days.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced alongside Director General of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfeild that the lockdown will be for at least three days, although Auckland and the Coromandel are likely to be there for seven days.

The community case lives in Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore and is a 58-year-old male. The Auckland Regional Public Health unit is undertaking interviews with the case for contact tracing purposes

The positive case has two household contacts that are being treated as close contacts, they are currently self-isolating.

It’s been a while so here is a reminder of what Alert Level 4 means for you

  • Stay within your immediate household bubble. Extended bubbles are allowed where there is shared care and custody arrangements or if you live alone. Once you go into a bubble you must stay in it and others cannot join.
  • Keep 2m apart from other people at all times while in public. This includes when undertaking physical exercise in your neighbourhood, visiting the supermarket or pharmacy, urgent medical care or getting a test.
  • If you undertake activities outside, please wear a mask when you leave the house.
  • If you feel unwell you must immediately self-isolate from others in your bubble and get a test.

For further Covid 19 information click here


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