Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Napier restaurant, bars and Queenstown flights among new exhibition venues

February 12, 2022 There were a record 454 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today with 27 people now hospitalized as Omicron continues to increase.

New landmarks are now in the North and South Island after the country recorded a record 810 new cases in the community today.

A number of places in Queenstown have been visited by someone infected with Covid-19, including a cinema, restaurants and bars.

Anyone who watched Jackass Forever at 7 p.m. Wednesday is considered a close contact and must self-isolate.

• February 6 (Sunday) from 8:56 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.: service at Elim Christian Church, Botany Downs

• February 7 (Monday) from 1h to 2h30: Barmuda, Queenstown

• February 9 (Wednesday) from 6:59 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Reading Cinemas, Queenstown

• February 9 (Wednesday) from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.: The Ballarat, Queenstown

• February 6 (Sunday) 11.33am-12.30pm: Victoria’s Cafe Kitchen Bar, Taupō

Auckland remains the epicenter of the Omicron outbreak.  Photo/Alex Burton
Auckland remains the epicenter of the Omicron outbreak. Photo/Alex Burton

5 p.m. update

Just after 5 p.m., these Queenstown locations included The Bunker Restaurant, Queenstown Hair, The Ballarat and The Club.

Meanwhile, three new flights have been added to the growing list.

People seated in rows 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 on flight NZ634 Queenstown to Auckland are considered close contacts.

• February 8 (Tues.) 6:05 p.m.-7:50 p.m.: flight NZ634 Queenstown to Auckland

• February 11 (Friday) 7:45-9:30 p.m.: flight NZ456 Wellington to Auckland

• February 5 (Sat) from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Gintrap Ahuriri restaurant and bar

• February 5 (Sat) 11.15pm-12.15am: The Club Queenstown

• February 7 (Monday) from 00:00 to 01:00: The Ballarat Queenstown

• February 9 (Wednesday) from 1 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.: The Bunker Restaurant Queenstown

• February 9 (Wednesday) from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Queenstown hairdressing

A number of domestic flights have been identified as places of interest.  Photo/Mark Mitchell
A number of domestic flights have been identified as places of interest. Photo/Mark Mitchell

3 p.m. update

Patrons of Queenstown Gym on Tuesday afternoon are being asked to self-isolate after the venue was visited by an infected person. The same advice is for gym-goers at CityFitness in Upper Hutt Central last Thursday afternoon.

• February 8 (Tuesday) from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.: *Queenstown sports hall

• 10 (Thu) from 1:20 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.: CityFitness Upper Hutt Central

Just after 3 p.m., the Department of Health released a number of new exhibition sites, including a Paraparaumu cafe, a Lower Hutt restaurant and new flights.

Anyone who traveled on flight JQ292 from Queenstown to Auckland on February 7 and was seated in rows 21, 22, 23, 24 or 25 must self-isolate.

The same advice is for anyone who traveled on flight JQ258 from Wellington to Auckland on the same day and was seated in rows 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13.

In Whakatane, Cobb and Co has been visited by an infected person and dine-in patrons are to self-isolate.

People present at these locations during the specified time should self-isolate and get tested.

• February 7 (Monday) from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: flight JQ292 from Queenstown to Auckland

• February 7 (Monday) 12:15-1:20 p.m.: flight JQ258 Wellington to Auckland

• February 8 (Tuesday) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Chilli Masala Hutt Central

• February 5 (Sat) from 5:22 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Thai Kai restaurant

• February 6 (Sunday) from 12:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Cafe Lane Paraparaumu Beach

• February 7 (Monday) from 2:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.: Zephyr Queenstown

• February 7 (Monday) from 3:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.: the Bunker Queenstown restaurant

• February 5 (Sat) from 5:52 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Cobb & Co Whakatane

2 p.m. update

Earlier this afternoon, a burger restaurant and cocktail bar in Nelson, and restaurants and an indoor playground in Hamilton were listed as Covid-19 Omicron places of interest.

Patrons of Pog Mahones Irish Pub and rock bar Zephyr Queenstown in the early hours of Wednesday morning are asked to self-isolate, testing immediately and on day 5 after exposure.

Patrons of Burger Culture Nelson and Kismet Cocktail and Whiskey Bar on Tuesday evenings and nights are asked to do the same.

Three flights are also on the list: flight JQ292 from Queenstown to Auckland, flight JQ258 from Wellington to Auckland and flight JQ292 from Queenstown to Auckland, all on February 7.

Passengers seated in certain rows are considered close contacts and asked to self-isolate, test immediately and on Day 5.

A few restaurants and bars were visited by infected people in the past week.  Photo/George Heard
A few restaurants and bars were visited by infected people in the past week. Photo/George Heard

People who have been exposed are urged to register their visits online or call Healthline so contact tracers can get in touch.

• February 5 (Sat) 12.15pm-3.40pm: Jago Town The Base Te Rapa

• February 8 (Tues.) 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Burger Culture Nelson

• February 8 (Tues.) 8:30-10 p.m.: Kismet Cocktail & Whiskey Bar Nelson

• February 9 (Wednesday) from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Pog Mahones Irish Pub & Restaurant Queenstown

• February 9 (Wednesday) from 2:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.: Zephyr Queenstown

Early Day High Risk Exposure Sites

• February 7 (Monday) from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: flight JQ292 from Queenstown to Auckland

• February 7 (Monday) 12:15-1:20 p.m.: flight JQ258 Wellington to Auckland

• February 6 (Sunday) from noon to 1 p.m.: Pier Restaurant & Bar

• February 10 (Thu) from 1:40 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.: CityFitness Upper Hutt Central

• February 7 (Monday) from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: flight JQ292 from Queenstown to Auckland

• February 6 (Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Pog Mahones Irish Pub & Restaurant Queenstown

• February 10 (Thu) from 1:35 p.m. to 3 p.m.: flight JQ235 from Auckland to Christchurch

• February 5 (Sat) from 5:00 p.m. to midnight: Pog Mahones Irish Pub & Restaurant Queenstown

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