Written by on September 21, 2021

A Section 70 notice is in effect on an area of Northern Hauraki in the Firth of Thames.

This follows 3 positive cases from people in the area and 2 of which who attend the Mangatangi School. The details on this can be found in the notice here.

The Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, has issued a new direction under section 70 of the Health Act requiring those who may have come in contact with these cases, to get tested, and isolate at home until 11.59pm Friday 24 September or otherwise advised by a Medical Officer of Health.

The health order also applies to anyone who has already been contacted by Auckland Regional Public Health Service or contact tracing teams and been informed they are a contact.

This direction applies to any person who, at any time, since Wednesday 8 September has:

  • resided in the northern Hauraki area;
  • visited a household, location, or attended an indoor gathering in the northern Hauraki area; or
  • worked in the northern Hauraki area.

Under the section 70 notice, these people are required to do four things:

  1. To isolate at their usual home, except to go for testing;
  2. Monitor the locations of interest list, and contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or complete the location of interest form if they have been at a location of interest, for advice about testing;
  3. Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and contact Healthline for advice on getting a test if symptoms develop; and
  4. To remain isolated at their usual place of residence until 11.59pm Friday 24 September or otherwise advised by a Medical Officer of Health.

The area of the notice is shaded in Purple and people in this area are encouraged to get a Covid test. The nearest location for this is at Wharekawa Marae on the corner of Rata Drive and East Coast Road Kaiaua.



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