The Ministry of Health has urged residents of the Auckland suburb of Redvale to get tested.
In today’s 1pm statement it said the suburb, which was the site of a party that broke mass gathering rules last weekend, had an ongoing high chance – or “high positivity rate” – of some infection.
“We are asking Redvale residents with symptoms, no matter how mild, to get tested as soon as possible, even if they are vaccinated. We are also encouraging testing in New Lynn and the North Shore suburbs of Rosedale and Bayswater,” the ministry said.
“As the outbreak is now more dispersed, testing in Auckland is now focused on areas with higher positivity rates and where the risk of unidentified cases is higher.
Redvale had a high positivity rate of more than 7 percent. At this stage, no recorded cases in Redvale have been linked to last weekend’s well-reported party.
“We are asking Redvale residents with symptoms, no matter how mild, to get tested as soon as possible, even if they are vaccinated … We still want everyone in Auckland to get a test if they have any symptoms – even those who are full vaccinated or with very mild symptoms should get tested and isolate at home while waiting for test results.
Testing is available at:
- Eventfinda Stadium, 17 Silverfield, Wairau Valley – open 8.30am to 4.30pm
- North Harbour Stadium, Oteha Valley Road in Carpark B – open 8.30am – 4.30pm
- Northcote Community Testing Centre, Corner of College Road and Kilham Avenue – open 6.30am – 6.30pm
- Health New Lynn, Totara Health Services, McCrae Way, New Lynn – open 8.30am – 4.30pm
- Testing is also available at GP and Urgent Care clinics. The locations of these can be found on here.
The gathering, which took place at a house in the North Shore suburb of Redvale last weekend, sparked outrage after video of it surfaced on social media.
Police have begun issuing fines to those who attended the party and are urging anyone who was present to come forwards.
A 28-year-old man has already been charged in connection with the mass gathering at a Redvale property, and police have begun issuing citations.
Police said in a statement earlier this week that six infringements had been issued and one Youth Aid referral had been made.
“Police expect further infringements to be issued and we are continuing to identify individuals who attended.
“Police are advising those who were present at this gathering that rather than wait for police to come to them, there is an opportunity to take accountability for their own actions and contact police about this matter.”