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Covid-19 live: Tauranga, Mt Maunganui added as locations of interest

Tauranga, Mt Maunganui locations of interest

Three new locations of interest have been added to the Ministry of Health list on Friday morning, all in Tauranga.

Uppercrust Bakery in Mt Maunganui and BP Tauriko were visited on Saturday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 14, after an Auckland truck driver, who later tested positive for Covid-19, drove there for work.

The driver travelled through Hamilton, Cambridge, and Tauranga. They tested positive after isolating as a household contact of another confirmed case.

COVID-19: Contact tracing locations of interest Bay of Plenty

Locations of interest
The table below contains all current locations of interest.

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The most recently added or updated locations are listed first. Locations are removed from this list after 18 days.

Rio De La Plata update

All Port of Tauranga workers who were identified as having contact with the Rio De Le Plata crew have returned initial negative results. Additional test results required for some port workers have also come back negative, although six results are pending.

A total of 72 port workers have been identified as contacts; 70 were identified as requiring a Day Three test after their potential exposure; 64 of these have returned a negative test and six are pending. In addition, two pilots, who have also both tested negative, remain in isolation for 14 days since their possible exposure.
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Maleme Street Transfer Station closure

Maleme Street Transfer Station will close to the public on 2 August 2021, after our new kerbside collection service has started. The transfer station will remain open to commercial waste companies and account holders only after this time.
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Pool complex is closed

Due to the water temperature issue Council wishes to advise that the Maurie Kjar Memorial Swimming Pool Complex will be temporarily closed.
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A health warning has been issued for Lake Ōkaro

A health warning has been issued for Lake Ōkaro after recent tests confirmed algal bloom activity.
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Flu shots are available to everyone now

Flu shots are available to everyone now. Treasure our whānau and get your flu shot today. It’s free if you’re at higher risk of getting very sick from flu.

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Sport BoP

Youth Sports: Is your child training too much?

If children struggle to get out of bed in the morning because they’re exhausted, they may be doing too much training.
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COVID-19 immunisation call centres receiving large volumes of calls

Bay of Plenty Covid-19 immunisation call centres are receiving large volumes of calls. If you do not get through the first time please keep trying.

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All our senior citizens aged 65 years and older are now eligible for vaccination

All our senior citizens aged 65 years and older, in the Western Bay of Plenty and Rotorua & Lakes districts are now being invited to book in their Covid-19 vaccination.
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