Low risk exposure events (for example drive throughs and supermarkets) are no longer being published as the public health risk is very low. Analysis by the Ministry of Health of exposure events shows no positive cases have occurred from these sorts of locations. Vaccination is adding another layer of protection for communities. We will continue to publish higher risk exposure events in public spaces when they occur.
For the rest of New Zealand
We’ll continue to publish both high and low exposure events in other parts of New Zealand because there are currently much fewer of these. It’s very important that people to continue to use the COVID Tracer App throughout New Zealand. Notifications are sent through NZ COVID Tracer to people who have scanned in to locations of interest wherever possible. If you test positive, you can also share your digital diary with contact tracers. This speeds up the contact tracing process.