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WE ARE NOW AT ALERT LEVEL (1)

Wairarapa in Alert Level 2 from 6pm on Wednesday 23 June until 11:59pm on Sunday 27 June
A traveller from Sydney, who visited Wellington from Saturday 19 June until Monday 21 June, has tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Australia. It is most likely they contracted the virus in Sydney before they arrived in New Zealand. Genome sequencing is underway in Australia to see if the case is linked to the current outbreak in Sydney. For more information on Alert Level guidelines and how Council services will be operating, click here

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Charles Rooking Carter Awards 2021 winners announced

Charles Rooking Carter Awards 2021 winners announced

The Charles Rooking Carter Awards, were held at the Carterton Events Centre on Saturday evening, where the community came together to celebrate Carterton’s coolest people. The Charles Rooking Carter Community Awards was created by the Carterton District Council in...

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Update on wastewater ponds – Friday18 June

Update on wastewater ponds – Friday18 June

18 June 2021 We have borrowed an aerator for pond 2 (pictured). This is needed to raise the dissolved oxygen levels in the ponds. Aerobic bacteria need dissolved oxygen to survive. We are working to transfer healthy bacteria into the ponds and increase aeration to...

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Update on raised pedestrian crossing High St Sth

Update on raised pedestrian crossing High St Sth

18 June 2021 Good progress has been made with the safety improvement work on the raised pedestrian crossing near South End School in the past weeks and we thank you for your patience. Capital Journeys has advised they are nearing the end of the programme and the work...

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THIS POST CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING
1.WEEKEND SPORT
2. AN UPDATE TO LOCATIONS OF INTEREST

Playing sport this weekend? Alert Level 2 guidelines allow for sport at a local level, with some safety measures in place.

In the first instance, check with your local team/club to find out if your game is going ahead, and any restrictions they have in place.

Sport New Zealand have the full breakdown of playing sport under Alert Level 2 here sportnz.org.nz/resources/play-active-recreation-and-sport-at-alert-level-2/

In summary, community sports are limited to groups of 100 in a defined space. The100-person limit includes all players, officials and spectators. A sports field can have multiple defined spaces by keeping:
• people in groups of up to 100
• groups separate either through consistent 2 metre physical distancing when outdoors or barriers.
These groups are prevented from intermingling or sharing common facilities at the same time.

The Ministry of Health has also updated its list of locations of interest associated with the Wellington case. You can find the updated list here bit.ly/3zV8Bdu
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Make sure you read the advice below before rushing to get a COVID test. The best thing we can do right now is use our COVID tracer app and keep up good hygiene practices 👍We know many of you may be wondering if you should be getting tested for COVID, especially those who commute to Wellington. We need to make sure we keep testing appointments available for those who need them most and not overload our medical centres. The best thing we can do is:
🧘‍♀️Remain calm and stay vigilant
🤒If sick, stay home and call Healthline or your GP
🏠Keep track of where you go and who you see
🔵Turn on Bluetooth tracking in your COVID tracer app
🤲Wash your hands often and cough into your elbow
🩺If you are quite sick, you can call ahead to visit your GP, visit ED or call 111 as per usual

If you still think you might need to get tested, we have some great advice below, thanks to Wairarapa DHB

1. Check the locations of interest listed here bit.ly/2SRnbCh, and follow the specific isolation and testing advice for each location of interest. If you have visited these locations at the specified times you must go home.
2. If you need to isolate, please do so, call Healthline 0800 358 5453, and follow their advice.
3. If you need to be tested, phone your medical centre for information.
4. If you have had contact with someone who has been to a location of interest, but you haven’t been there yourself and you are quite well with no symptoms, then you can act as normal but take care to act quickly should you develop symptoms.
5. Do not go to work if you have cold or flu symptoms and get tested.

This all applies even if you have received the COVID-19 vaccination. Although the vaccine is highly effective, you still need to follow the Ministry of Health advice.

For Wairarapa testing locations and times, visit www.wairarapa.dhb.org.nz/news-and-publications/covid-19/covid-19-testing/
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The Wellington region will be at Alert Level 2 from 6pm on Wednesday 23 June until 11:59pm on Sunday 27 June. This area includes Wairarapa and Kāpiti Coast.
A traveller from Sydney, who visited Wellington from Saturday 19 June until Monday 21 June, has tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Australia.
It is most likely they contracted the virus in Sydney before they arrived in New Zealand.
Genome sequencing is underway in Australia to see if the case is linked to the current outbreak in Sydney.

Level 2 guidelines reminder:
* If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
* If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 and get advice about being tested.
* If you have been told to self-isolate you legally must do so immediately.
* Keep a distance of 2 metres in public and in retail stores, like supermarkets and clothes shops, 1 metre in most other places like workplaces, cafes, restaurants and gyms.
* You legally must wear a face covering on public transport and on domestic flights & are encouraged to wear face coverings in situations where physical distancing is not possible, like in shops.
* No more than 100 people at social gatherings, including weddings, birthdays, funerals and tangihanga.

For full guidelines, visit covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and-updates/alert-level-2/
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An Australian traveller from Sydney, who visited Wellington from Saturday 19 June until Monday 21 June, has tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Australia. Covid-19 - Wairarapa Updates has shared the locations of interest and instructions below for anyone who was in Wellington during those dates and is unsure of what to do. Remember to follow their page for local COVID updatesUPDATED AS AT 2.20pm 25 June.

For contact tracing purposes, anyone who attended one of the locations listed here during the relevant timeframes is considered to be a contact.

Following a possible exposure, the optimal timing for casual plus contacts to get a test is 5 days. The advice below says what you need to do, including when you need to get a test.

Extra time has been added on either side of each visit to ensure we reach all potential contacts. Please also note that these locations may be those of multiple people As a result of this, you will notice that some times may overlap.

- Wellington Airport - Customs, 11.35pm on 18 June, to 12.48am on 19 June. Self-monitor for COVID symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get tested and stay at home until negative test result is received.

- Qantas flight QF163 Sydney to Wellington, arrived at Wellington International Airport at 12.05am 19 June. Close contact - isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately (unless it's within 1 day of their next scheduled test), and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street. 12am 19 June to 9.10am 21 June. Casual Plus - stay at home and get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Prince Barbers, 75C Featherston Street, 19 June, 8.45am to 1pm. Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Unichem Wellington Central Pharmacy, 204 Lambton Quay. 19 June, 10.38am to 11.48am. Casual Plus - stay at home and get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Te Papa Tongarewa – general, 55 Cable Street, 19 June 3.05pm to 5.45pm. Casual Plus - stay at home and get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Te Papa Tongarewa – Exhibition Surrealist Art: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, 19 June 4pm to 5.45pm. Close contact - isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately (unless it's within 1 day of their next scheduled test), and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- 4 Kings Bar at Jack Hacketts UPDATED: some people may have called Healthline and were told that they were not contacts – please isolate and call Healthline again. Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Jack Hackett’s Bar, corner of Dixon Street, 19 June, 8.45pm to 12am. UPDATED: Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until a negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Floridita's Restaurant, 161 Cuba Street, 19 June, 12.45pm to 4pm. Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Highwater Eatery, 54 Cuba Street, 19 June 5.45pm to 9pm. Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Pickle & Pie, 2 Lombard Street, 20 June 9.45am to 11.37am. Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- The Weta Cave shop, 1 Weka Street, 20 June, 11.10am to 12.30pm. Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- The Lido, 81 Victoria Street, 20 June, 1pm to 2.45pm. Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, 20 June 1.50pm to 3.05pm. Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Countdown Cable Lane 280/284 Lambton Quay, 20 June 6pm - 7.15pm. Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days.If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- One Red Dog, 56 Customhouse Quay, 7pm to 9pm. Isolate/quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. Test immediately, and on day 5 after last exposure and day 12 after last exposure. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- Wellington Airport - all people in the airport at this time, 21 June, 8.30am - 10.30am. Self monitor for COVID symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get tested and stay at home until negative test result is received.

- Wellington Airport Food Court - all people seated in the food court area during this time, 21 June, 8.30am to 9.55am. Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

- *NEW* Wellington Airport - men's toilets (adjacent to the Foodcourt, near the Gift store), Level 1, north end of the main terminal building, 21 June, 9.15am - 9.30am. Stay at home, get a test around Day 5 after last exposure and stay at home until negative test result is received. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days. If symptoms develop, get a test immediately and stay at home until negative test result is received. Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
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