Many staff at Southland Meter 10 stores are considered isolated after attending the National Awards Night. Auckland’s Spark Arena where Bartender has tested positive for Cove 19..
Craig Flynn, owner of Meter 10 Winton, posted on the business’s Facebook page on Friday night that he and two others were splitting up after attending the awards.
More than a thousand people, including media personality Hillary Berry and comedian Jeremy Corbett, are also in isolation after attending the awards ceremony on the field last week.
Berry hosted the Meter 10 Awards Dinner on August 12. Corbett hosted an event for Bailey Real Estate at the same location the following evening.
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A M10 spokesperson said she thought the audience would be upset, and they were all informed and advised what action they needed to take.
“At the time of the event, the country was at Level 1 and appropriate protocols were in place, including QR codes and contract tracing capabilities.”
Flynn and two others were at the awards night, according to a 10-meter Winton Facebook post.
“Unfortunately, a Berman who was working there has had a positive experience for Covid 19.”
He then adds: “The three of us have been isolating ourselves in our homes, with our families, since 4pm today. We are testing the Covid 19 tomorrow and hopefully the results will come on Sunday.”
“After our results come back, we will isolate ourselves for another 7 days. Fingers crossed, we are negative and we will definitely keep you informed on our FB page. At this point, all three of us feel fine. And there are no signs and symptoms.
Many comments on the Facebook post praised the store’s clarity about the situation.
It is also understood that staff from Invercargill and Te Anau attended the conference and are isolated.
Flynn reopened his store after Tuesday night. Facebook messages started coming from locals who wanted to know how long the delivery would take. At 6 p.m., after Prime Minister Jacinda Order announced that the country would go into Alert Level 4 lockdown.