Statement from Southern DHB Medical Officer of Health Dr Michael Butchard:
"The new case of an Australian traveller from Sydney, who visited Wellington on Saturday 19 June to Monday 21 June is a reminder why we all need to remain vigilant about the precautions we can take to slow the spread of COVID-19, and put us in the best possible position to stop it in its tracks if it does make its way into our district.
"Please stay at home if you have symptoms, and call your GP or 0800 VIRUS19 to arrange a COVID test. Remember to scan the QR codes for the COVID tracer app, turn on its bluetooth functionality, and remember the basics of good hand hygiene.
For people who have been in Wellington, as usual, anyone with symptoms should get tested. If you have been in a location of interest at the date and time on the Ministry of Health website (click here for the current list), please get a test and follow the advice on the Ministry of Health page. If your COVID-19 tracer app has advised you to get tested, please do so as soon as possible.
“To arrange a test in the Southern district, please call your GP or the WellSouth Call Centre on 0800 VIRUS19 (0800 847 8719).”