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Te Araroa update: COVID-19 case in Northland
The New Zealand Government has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in the Northland region. This case has been diagnosed in a woman who left managed isolation facilities on 13 January, and the Ministry of Health has released a list of locations she visited in the days since.
At this stage the Government has not made any change to New Zealand’s COVID-19 Alert Level. Te Araroa trail – including its Northland section – remains open, and hut and campsite accommodation on land managed by the Department of Conservation is unaffected.
However, this recent case within the community is a reminder that all of us – including Te Araroa walkers – should remain vigilant against the virus.
Make sure to practise good hand hygiene and avoid beginning a walk on the trail if you have cold, flu or COVID-19-like symptoms. If you are experiencing any potential COVID-19 symptoms, it is important that you seek a test urgently.
Lastly, please register on the Te Araroa website if you are walking the trail, and re-double your efforts to use the Government’s NZ COVID Tracer app. Make sure to turn on the app’s Bluetooth tracing functionality and ensure you scan NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters whenever you come across them.
Stay safe out there. We will make sure to provide further updates if the situation changes.
Executive Director, Te Araroa Trust