COVID-19 Update as of 14 August

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COVID-19 Update – (as at 14 Aug, 2020).
  • We are at Alert Level 3 in the Auckland region, and Alert Level 2 for the rest of New Zealand.
  • The Government has extended the Auckland’s lockdown will probably continue until at least 26 August, the wage subsidy will be extended and an election date may emerge over the weekend.
  • At a media briefing at the Beehive this evening, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said:
    “Auckland will remain at level 3 and New Zealand will remain at level 2 … until 11.59pm 26 August.”
    However, the settings would be reviewed on 21 August and there would be no need for zero cases before Auckland could be moved back to alert level 2, Ardern said.
    “Cabinet also does not want Auckland to be in level 3 any longer than is needed to ensure the outbreak is contained.”
    “The best economic response is a strong health response.”
    It was not expected that more than 12 days in alert level 3 would be necessary.
  • The Northern Region Health Coordination Centre (NRHCC) has developed Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) for the Auckland region, see attached. Please read and share
  • Updated details about COVID-19 Community Testing Centres (CTC), see here.
  • There are now 16 Community Testing Centres available in the Auckland region
  • Central City CTC: The Eden Terrace Community Testing Centre has relocated to Eden Park. The new location is in the stadium’s Bus Hub on the corner of Sandringham Road and Reimers Avenue, Kingsland.
  • An additional CTC has opened at the Mangere Town Centre Carpark
  • All CTCs will open this weekend.
  • Go to an Urgent Care Clinic after hours.
What should I know before getting a test?
  • Wear a mask and gloves
  • Take a form of photo ID for every person you are with who is getting tested
  • Bring your NHI number with you (if you know it)
  • Please be patient.
Please Stay at Home (where possible) and stop the spread.
Watch the Prime Ministers conference from 5.30pm
Speakers:
  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
  • Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield
  • Minister of Finance Grant Robertson
https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-resources/latest-updates/covid-19-media-conference-14-august/
QR code posters and NZ COVID Tracer app
Get your QR code poster
All businesses must display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code from 11:59am on Wednesday 19 August. Make sure you’ve got your poster to help your customers keep track of where they’ve been.
When you’re ready to display your QR code poster, you can also display a poster encouraging people to download the NZ COVID Tracer app:
Contact tracing register
You should also have a contact tracing register at your business for people who cannot use the NZ COVID Tracer app.