Covid-positive person visits local supermarket

Countdown Botany Downs has been linked to a Covid-positive person who visited the supermarket on Sunday. Photo Google

Countdown Botany Downs on the corner Te Irirangi & Ti Rakau Drives has been named as a location of interest. Media today reported a Covid-positive person visited the supermarket on Sunday.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has revealed the visit of concern was on Sunday (September 19) between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

The MoH advises that those at the site at this time should self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 14 days after they were exposed at this location of interest. “If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result and until 24 hours after symptoms resolve,” the MoH says.

If you have visited a location of interest during the relevant time, the MoH suggests you follow a number of health instructions.

If required, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or you can record your visit online. If you record your visit online, you do not need to call Healthline – our contact tracers will call or email you.

If you are required to isolate, you must do so until you have spoken to Healthline. They will advise you and your household members on what you need to do.

If you were not at a location of interest at the relevant time, you do not need to register your visit or be tested unless you have Covid-19 symptoms.

There are section 70 public health orders in place that require you to follow health orders. This also applies to household contacts for some locations (unless the contact is a vaccinated health worker or managed isolation and quarantine worker, and they meet certain criteria).

Anyone who returns a positive Covid-19 test is required to enter a managed isolation facility for 14 days.

If you have been contacted by a district health board, the Ministry of Health or a district health board public health unit, you must follow their advice.