Rotorua COVID-19 alert - List of places

A person confirmed with COVID-19 travelled from Auckland to Rotorua last weekend and visited a number of public places in Rotorua.

“If you were at one of these places at these dates and times there is a small possibility that you may have been exposed, and so you are considered to be a casual contact. It is advised that you self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19,” says Dr Neil de Wet, Medical Officer of Health for Toi Te Ora Public Health.  

“You can come out of self-isolation when you have a negative test but you should remain vigilant for any symptoms. If at any later stage you have symptoms that may be COVID-19 you must immediately self-isolate and get tested,” says Dr de Wet. 

Places visited in Rotorua

Date and approximate time

Wai Ora Lakeside Hotel

Saturday 8th Aug from 3:30pm until Tuesday 11th Aug at 9am

Herbs & Spices Thai Restaurant

Saturday 8th Aug, 8:00pm-9pm

Fat Dog Café

Sunday 9th Aug, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Pak’nSave Rotorua

Sunday 9th Aug, 2:30pm- 3:00pm

Rotorua Heritage Farm 3D Art Gallery

Monday 10th Aug, 3:00pm – 4.30pm

Skyline Rotorua

Sunday 9th Aug, 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Burger Fuel Redwood Centre

Monday 10th Aug, 7pm-7:30pm

Don Kebab

Monday 10th Aug,  7pm-7:30pm

There are currently no other known possible exposure events of concern in Rotorua but this list will be updated if any others are confirmed. 

Public health teams are also following up a boat cruise in Taupō – those on the boat cruise who may be contacts are being followed up directly. “From the information we have currently, we are not aware of any other possible exposures of concern in Taupō,” says Dr de Wet.

It can take from 1 to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19 to start developing symptoms, so anyone who visited these places at these times should remain vigilant for the symptoms of COVID-19 for two weeks from when they may have been exposed. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 may include a cough, a fever, shortness of breath, a sore throat, runny nose and temporary loss of smell.