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Source: Covid-19 New Zealand Government Announcements

Second family event associated with Omicron cases

A case from the January Omicron cluster also attended a second private event in Auckland during their infectious period.

The exposure occurred on the evening of Sunday 16 January at the Pukekohe Indian Hall in Auckland.

Find more detail about this location of interest | health.govt.nz (external link)

Auckland Regional Public Health Service believe a large number of people attended this event.

Anyone at this location at the relevant times is asked to get tested immediately, and self-isolate until a negative result has been returned.

Please also record your visit online on the Locations of Interest website, or by contacting Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453. Further information, isolation and testing requirements will be provided by contact tracers.

Further locations of interest have been identified across Auckland and the Nelson Tasman region and will be published on the Ministry’s website as they are confirmed. We are encouraging everyone in these regions to check the locations of interest and follow the public health advice.

There will be people from outside of these regions who may have visited those locations at the same time period, so it is important for anyone who has been in these locations over the past week to check the website and see if they are included in that time the case was there.

It is also a timely reminder to all potential close contacts of a case to either call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or record their visit online to a location of interest and follow advice from a health professional, as this is advice is specific to an individual and the exposure event.

A reminder that there is a Section 70 notice in place which puts a legal requirement on all people who were at locations of interest at the relevant times to follow the instructions regarding isolation and testing. Failure to comply can result in a fine of up to $4,000 or imprisonment for up to 6 months.

MIL OSI