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Whangarei COVID-19 Community Based Testing Update #2

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. 

If you have not had your test at closing time please DO NOT PANIC, we acknowledge the significant wait times, our team are working extremely hard to test everyone. The Community Based Testing Centres will be open all week.
Only people who were at the premises listed on the Ministry of Health website around the times stated, need to isolate, contact Healthline and get tested.
If you were not at one of these premises and you do not have any symptoms you do not need to be tested. If you are feeling unwell call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
The key messages for people who were at these premises around the times stated:
• Isolate away from others, and remain isolated until they have a negative test
• Call Healthline 0800 358 5453
• Get tested.
View the locations and opening times of all Northland Testing Centres here:
Ruakaka Venue Change - Please Note
From tomorrow 26 Jan, 2021 the Ruakaka Community Based Testing Centre is at the Ruakaka Race Course - Peter Snell Road, Ruakaka - NOT at the Refinery. 9am until 4pm.
If you need to check the locations and specific times of interest, the list is available here:
Remember; if you begin to feel unwell or start to develop COVID-19 symptoms or you are unsure whether you need a test call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

NZ COVID Tracer contact alerts

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.


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