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Now 20 covid cases in Nelson; hundreds of school contacts

News from Ministry of Health
Today we are announcing one new case in Nelson-Tasman. The new case is linked to a school exposure event. There are now 20 active cases in the Nelson area. Investigations into the source of infections are ongoing.

Public health officials continue to manage several hundred contacts associated with exposures at two schools in Nelson.

Locations of interest are regularly added to the Ministry’s website so people living in Nelson-Tasman is asked to keep checking for any updates.

Several pop-up testing sites are open in Nelson-Tasman today:

Saxton Fields carpark, Suffolk Rd, Stoke, 9am to 6pm
Richmond Showgrounds, 359 Lower Queen St, 9am to 6pm
Motueka Recreation Centre: Old Wharf Rd, Motueka, 9am to 3pm

News from Ministry of Health – December 6
Four new community cases of covid have been reported today in Nelson-Tasman. Of these new cases, three are linked to existing cases and investigations into possible connections for the fourth new case are continuing.

Public health officials continue to manage several hundred contacts associated with exposures at two schools in Nelson. No further cases have been identified from these school exposures to date.

Locations of interest are regularly added to the Ministry’s website so people living in Nelson-Tasman is asked to keep checking for any updates.

Several pop-up testing sites are open in Nelson-Tasman today:

  • Saxton Fields carpark, Suffolk Rd, Stoke, 9am to 6pm
  • Richmond Showgrounds, 359 Lower Queen St, 9am to 6pm
  • Motueka Recreation Centre: Old Wharf Rd, Motueka, 9am to 1pm

Anyone with any symptoms that could be COVID-19, even if they are mild and you are vaccinated, are asked to please get a test.

Nelson libraries tightening entry controls

Wellington.Scoop – December 2
The Ministry of Health has reported ten new covid cases in Nelson-Tasman today. This takes the number of active cases in the region to 14. These cases are made up of two clusters, with 11 in one and three in the other. A possible connection between the two clusters is being investigated.

Two schools in Nelson, Enner Glynn School and Broadgreen Intermediate, have had cases. Both schools have temporarily closed while a risk assessment is undertaken and close contacts are identified. Next steps will then be agreed with the Ministry of Education.

Four new locations of interest in Nelson were added to the Ministry’s website yesterday afternoon. People in the Nelson-Tasman region are asked to check this page as it is updated regularly.

Testing is available in Nelson-Tasman today at:

  • Saxton Field parking area, Suffolk Rd, Stoke from 9am to 8pm
  • Trafalgar Centre carpark, Paru Paru Rd, Nelson from 9am to 2pm
  • Richmond Showgrounds, 359 Lower Queen St, Richmond from 9am to 8pm
  • Motueka Recreation Centre: Old Wharf Rd, Motueka from 9am to 5pm

One new Manawatu case was reported today. Public health staff are continuing to interview the person who is understood to live in Waikato and work in Manawatū.

If any locations of interest are identified, they will be added to the Ministry’s locations of interest page.

Three new cases were reported in Taranaki.

In total, 172 new cases were reported today, with 86 people in hospital – 63 per cent of them unvaccinated.