13 November 2020

NSW Health is contacting 455 people who have arrived from New Zealand since 5 November following a locally acquired case of COVID‑19 in Auckland.

These passengers have been sent a message with NSW Health advice and are being called to be alerted to a number of venues of concern in Auckland, consistent with advice provided in New Zealand.

This advice was also provided to passengers arriving in Sydney from New Zealand on this evening’s flight. No passengers reported having attended the venues of concern and none had symptoms.

The risk posed by quarantine-free travel remains low.

Airlines will ascertain if passengers have attended these venues before they leave New Zealand and if they have, they will be not allowed to travel.

All arrivals from New Zealand will be asked to monitor for even the mildest of symptoms and get tested and isolate if they appear unwell, then remain in isolation until a negative result is received, in line with routine advice for all people in NSW.

The main venues of concern are:

  • A-Z Collection, 61 High Street, Auckland CBD: 10.30am-6.30pm on 8 November, 10.30am-6.30pm on 9 November, or 10.30am-6.30pm 11 November
  • The Vincent Residences, 106 Vincent Street Auckland Central: 12am on 7 November to 12pm 12 November
  • Red Pig Restaurant, Auckland CBD: 6-8.30pm on 7 November

An alert from the New Zealand Ministry of Health is available at Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora: 4 cases of COVID-19 – none in the community.

A list of additional venues is available at Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora: COVID-19: Contact tracing locations of interest.

There are more than 300 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. To find your nearest clinic visit COVID-19 testing clinicsor contact your GP.