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23.10.2020

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) can confirm that one of the recent community cases of COVID-19 had attended Snap Fitness Browns Bay while infectious.

ARPHS has worked with the Anzac Road gym to identify everyone who was there on the same day as the case, Saturday 17 October, and who attended a boot camp with the person on this day. 

The boot camp was held at nearby Browns Bay beach but the group was physically distanced from others. Members of the public who were on the beach at the time are considered to be at no greater risk than anyone else in the wider Auckland community.

An ARPHS spokesperson says the service has called all of those who participated in the boot camp as they are close contacts.

“Close contacts have been asked to undergo testing and self-isolate for 14 days.”

Anyone who attended the gym between 10.30am and midnight on 17 October is a casual contact, and, as a precaution, will also need to get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

The case worked out in the gym for only an hour, between 10am and 11am, on the 17 October. However, a longer timeframe is being considered as the gym’s regular commercial clean took place in the late evening.

The gym has provided a list of attendees over that time and the NITC (National Investigation and Tracing Centre) will be in touch with these contacts.

Snap Fitness Browns Bay has taken the decision to close the gym until early next week as a precautionary measure. It will also carry out a deep clean in addition to its usual cleaning processes.

The case was not symptomatic on 17 October.

Public health advice for other members of the public remains the same:

  • Be vigilant for the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. These can include one or more of the following:
    • New or worsening cough
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
    • Temporary loss of smell
    • Fever
    • Difficulty breathing

Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms should stay at home, call their health professional or Healthline (0800 358 5453) for advice and get tested as soon as possible. 

  • Practise good cough, sneeze and hand hygiene
  • Maintain safe physical distancing and use a face covering when out and about in places where you can’t, and on public transport
  • Use the NZ COVID Tracer app when out and about, or keep a manual record of your movements.

For more information

www.covid19.govt.nz 
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
Healthline: 0800 358 5453 (a free, 24/7 service with interpreters available).



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