The Director General of Health has reminded the public of the laws surrounding isolation as hundreds of contacts have been identified in the Covid 19 case.
As of 1 p.m. Thursday, more than 360 contacts were officially identified as the Corona virus update, which is highly anticipated.
Today, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield said: “Alert Level 4 requires isolation from close contacts so that they are isolated from other members of the household.
“As [Thursday] In the morning, more than 360 individual contacts have been identified – this excludes contacts from major settings such as Ondale College and Central Auckland Church of Christ where a review is still ongoing.
“This number will continue to grow significantly today …
“If people are in a place of interest, remember … to be isolated if you are not already, in other words if you are a necessary worker. It means you are in a supermarket or a pharmacy or somewhere else. Can’t go. When you’re doing this. Call the health line for advice. “
Bloomfield reiterated that under the latest Section 70 order, people were legally required to be isolated and tested if they were in a position of interest.
“There is a separate section 70 notice that applies to the home contacts of a person who has been in a place of interest. Under this section 70 notice, and this is a new thing, they also need to be isolated. – And that means they can’t go out for any purpose and if they are a necessary worker they will have to be isolated – even if the person who has been in the place of interest withdraws the negative test after the fifth day Came.
Section 70 commands.
A. Section 70 Order Issued August 17 to anyone who attends places of interest at times and dates set by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
The order requires them to:
- Isolation or quarantine at their usual place of residence (which includes accommodation for visitors)
- Contact the health line (0800 358 5453) to report yourself for medical testing and suggest that they are in contact with the case of Covid 19.
- Submit yourself for a medical examination of Covid 19 at its current location and for the time of their last possible exposure to Covid 19, according to the guidelines published on the Ministry of Health’s website.
- Except for the need to report and submit for examination as directed: a) be isolated or quarantined for a time at your usual residence as advised by a Medical Officer of Health, but: b) 14 days Not more than the date of their last possible exposure to Covid 19, as outlined in a guide posted on the Ministry of Health’s website.
Another Section 70 Order was issued on August 18 for the domestic contacts of those who were of interest at the times and dates fixed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The August 18 order requires people to “isolate or quarantine their usual place of residence (which includes accommodation for visitors), unless they submit it for reporting and inspection, when As long as the person has been in a position. Interest has received a negative fifth test or after a negative test before, if the connection between the two people is lost. “
Failure to comply with the provisions of Section 70 is an offense under the Health Act, 1956.
“Being isolated involves being isolated from other members of your household (e.g., not having physical contact, minimizing time in common areas, and avoiding cutlery and linen),” says the MOH. Do not share items while you are at home. “
You should isolate yourself for at least 14 days after your last contact or confirmed case and until you are told you do not need to do so through the Public Health Officer. Is.
Public health officials tell you that if you are a casual contact, a casual contact who is experiencing symptoms of covid 19, a member of the general public who is experiencing symptoms of covid 19 , A close contact family member, or a close contact family member who is experiencing coveted 19 symptoms.
Living at home is easy – it means living in your own home or residence.
What does it mean to isolate yourself at home:
- You should not go to work or school. If you are currently unable to work from home, your employer (or you, if you are self-employed) may apply for leave to help you. Visit the Work and Income website for more information.
- You should keep a distance of 2 meters from your household members and not share a bed or bedroom with any member of your household.
- It is important that you do not use public transport, taxis or similar modes of transport.
- Your home should not have visitors (including merchants)
- If you have no symptoms you can go out and leave your property, but you need to avoid contact with other people. It’s okay to take a walk, run or ride your bike, as long as you are at least 2 meters away from other people. If you have any symptoms, you should not leave your property for exercise.
- Where possible, ask friends or family to shop for you. If this is not possible, order supplies online. Make sure any shipments outside of your home are collected for you. If you need help, the Ministry of Social Development has information on where you can go for services and support, what you can get help with, and contact information. Visit the Ministry of Social Development website.
- Spend as much as possible in shared areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms and keep shared areas well ventilated
- If you need medical help, call your healthcare provider and let them know you are a close contact. Clean your hands with a sanitizer and apply a face mask before entering any health facility.
This is an official Quad 19 alert.
All New Zealand. Coved 19 Alert is now at Level 4.
Alert levels will be assessed after 3 days for all areas except Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula, which are likely to remain at 4 levels for an initial period of 7 days.
A community case of Covid 19 has been identified.
Stay at home Where possible, follow the Alert Level 4 instructions. This will stop the spread of Covid 19 and save lives.
All are requested:
Wear a mask whenever you leave the house and keep a distance of 2 meters from others.
If you are ill, call your doctor or health line on 0800 358 5453 for advice on getting tested.
Keep scanning QR codes whenever you leave your home.
Follow good hygiene – wash your hands often.
Services including supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics and petrol stations will remain open at Alert Level 4. Facial coverage is a must for all people – employees and customers – in businesses and services that operate at Level 4 on customer contact alerts.
Go to Alert Level 4 for more information. [the government website www.covid19.govt.nz]
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