Alert Level 4 Locations of Interest #1


21 August 2021


Three locations of interest in the Whanganui District Health Board region have today been named as part of current COVID-19 Delta strain outbreak.


People who have contracted COVID-19 visited the following sites:

  • BP Connect service station, 92-94 Bridge Street, Bullson Monday 16 August; 9.30pm to 10pm.
  • Waiouru public toilets, 15 State Highway 1, Waiouru on Monday 16 August; 6.30pm to 7pm.
  • Z petrol station, Waiouru, 11 State Highway 1 on Monday 16 August, 6.30pm to 7pm.


Staff and patrons who were at these places on the days and between the times specified should stay at home, and arrange to get a COVID-19 test immediately.


They should continue to stay at home until they have received a negative test result.


Testing at the community testing centre at Whanganui Hospital is open from 8am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 August.


And testing will also be available at Living Waters Medical in Rakau Road, Castlecliff, from Monday, with a CBAC operating there from 8.30am to 4.30pm.


COVID-19 testing is available in Marton, Bulls, Taihape and Ruapehu through local GP clinics and health centres. People who wish to be tested should contact the practices to organise appointments.


There is also a community testing centre at 575 Main Street, Palmerston North, open 9am to 4pm each day


Anyone unsure of what to do should call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.


A Whanganui DHB spokesman said people affected should get tested as soon as possible, as well as those with cold or flu-like symptoms or who had had contact with a positive case. Other people did not need to get a test at this stage.


He said the locations of interest did not mean the virus was in the community and people should be reassured that local health services were ready to handle any cases should they arise.


Any further locations of interest will be posted on the Ministry of Health website