As a result of the recent community transmission of a variant of concern in Auckland, the Australian Government has declared Auckland to be a Commonwealth Hotspot. This means that any person who has been in Auckland in the last 14 days is not permitted to board a green zone flight to Australia.
The Chief Health Officer has also taken the precaution of directing any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory to be tested for COVID-19 if:
- They arrived between 19 February 2021 and 5:59pm on 25 February; and
- They were in any of the locations of interest declared by the NZ Ministry of Health listed below on or about the relevant times and dates listed below.
|Auckland, NZ – Locations of Interest|
|Li’l Abners Takeaway||320 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland||19-Feb||1.00am-1.20am|
|Choice Food Bar||336 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland||19-Feb||1.15am-1.20am|
|Dark Vapes East Tamaki||30 Springs Road, East Tamaki, Auckland||19-Feb||2.30pm – 4pm|
|Kmart Botany||500 Ti Rakau Drive, Northpark, Auckland||19-Feb||3.30pm – 10.30pm|
|Dark Vapes East Tamaki||30 Springs Road, East Tamaki, Auckland||20-Feb||7.00pm- 8.30pm|
|Kmart Botany||500 Ti Rakau Drive, Northpark, Auckland||20-Feb||3.30pm – 10.30pm|
A person who is in the NT and has been to a location of interest in Auckland must have a COVID-19 test and undertake self-quarantine until a negative test is returned. Please contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 008 002 to book a test. For all other enquiries phone 1800 490 484.
The risk of COVID-19 in our communities cannot be eliminated which is why it is important for everyone to follow all health directions.
- If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. Make sure you get tested and stay at home.
- Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres at all times.
- Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
- Do not go to work if you feel sick.
- If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19.