COVID-19: Contact tracing locations of interest

Locations of interest for people who may be 'casual contacts' of COVID-19 cases in the community. While risk from these locations is most often very low, casual contacts are asked to monitor their health and get medical advice from their GP or Healthline if they become unwell.


Last updated: 18 December 2020

For contact tracing purposes, anyone who attended one of the locations listed here during the relevant timeframes is considered to be a COVID-19 ‘casual contact’ with a low risk of exposure.

If you were at one of these locations during the relevant timeframe, please take the following steps over the next 14 days:

  • immediately contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you feel unwell or start to develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • stay at home if you are unwell
  • ensure you wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or with hand sanitiser.

Please note you are not required to start self-isolating unless you feel unwell or start to develop COVID-19 symptoms.

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See also: Contact tracing for COVID-19.


Current locations of interest

For most locations of interest, we're asking people who visited these locations during the time identified to:

  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after the exposure.
  • If symptoms develop, stay at home until negative test result.

For some locations of interest that are considered higher risk, we're applying enhanced surveillance. We're asking people who visited these locations during the time identified to:

  • Stay at home and get a test around day 5 after exposure and stay at home until you receive a negative test result. 
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days
  • if symptoms develop, stay at home and get another test.

Locations of interest
Location Suburb Date Time What to do
Animates Manukau Manukau Saturday, 21 November 1:20pm - 2:11pm Please get tested and stay home until you receive your result. You can obtain a testing code from your push notification or via Healthline - please quote this when you go for your test.
BP Connect Mangere Friday, 20 November 9:28am - 9:35am If symptoms develop, get a test and self-isolate.
Resene ColorShop Mount Roskill Friday, 20 November 11:45am – 12:15pm If symptoms develop, get a test and self-isolate.
Countdown Papatoetoe Papatoetoe Friday, 20 November 7:09pm – 7:22pm If symptoms develop, get a test and self-isolate.
New World Papatoetoe Papatoetoe Friday, 20 November 7:29pm – 7:43pm If symptoms develop, get a test and self-isolate.
Countdown Pharmacy Greenlane Greenlane Saturday, 21 November 12:34pm – 12:42pm If symptoms develop, get a test and self-isolate.

Note: Locations of interest will be removed 28 days after the exposure.


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.

You are not required to start self-isolating after you receive a contact alert. However, if you feel unwell or start to develop COVID-19 symptoms, you should immediately contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

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.

Find out about COVID-19 symptoms

Information on how to contact Healthline if you are deaf or hard of hearing can be found at COVID-19: Information and advice for the deaf community.

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