Update 25 Jan, 2021 - 8.45pm
Demand for testing today has meant our teams at the Whangarei Community Based Testing Centres at Pohe Island and Winger Crescent, have extended their hours. The gates closed at 5.30pm.
Receiving a contact alert through the NZ COVID Tracer app does not necessarily mean you have been exposed to COVID-19.
If you receive a contact alert, it means you have used the app to check into a location at around the same time as a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, and that contact tracers consider there may have been a risk of exposure.
A contact alert is a simple way of making you aware of this risk. However, you might not have come into close contact with the person, and if you did, it might not have been for long enough to present a significant risk of exposure.
Contact tracers will get in touch with you directly if you are identified through the contact tracing process as having a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, for example if you were seated in close proximity to the confirmed case.