Bay of Plenty wastewater

14 November 2021

COVID-19 tests of the wastewater of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui returned positive results for Tauranga on 11 November and Mount Maunganui on 10 November and 11 November.

Bay of Plenty wastewater

Bay of Plenty District Health Board EOC Incident Controller Brent Gilbert de Rios is encouraging people who are unwell and have symptoms of COVID-19, even mild symptoms, get tested. After testing people will need to remain isolated until they return a negative test result.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include: a new or worsening cough, sneezing and runny nose, fever, temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste, sore throat, and shortness of breath.

The BOPDHB has two testing centres in Tauranga open today:

  • Accident & Healthcare, 19 Second Avenue, Tauranga. Open to 9pm
  • Te Manu Toroa 11 Tebbs Lane (off Courtney Rd) Gate Pa. Open to 3pm.

We also encourage people to get vaccinated if they are not already vaccinated as it is the best way to keep our communities safe from the virus.

To find the locations of where vaccination centres are open please check the Healthpoint website | healthpoint.co.nz for testing site details.