24 Jun 2021

Live updates: Wellington's first full day at Covid-19 alert level 2

5:48 pm on 24 June 2021

Healthline experienced its fourth-busiest day yesterday as hundreds of people sought advice upon hearing of the Sydney traveller who visited Wellington and later tested positive for Covid-19.

The service answered nearly 3500 calls, with just under 1000 of those from the Wellington region.

It said the Covid-19 info line spiked immediately following the news of the Australian traveller.

There was an average wait time of 49 minutes.

People are being urged to contact the service only if they were in a location of interest or have symptoms of Covid-19.

In the daily Covid-19 update today, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said the two most common things people were asking healthline for was information on locations of interest and what alert level 2 meant.

"That information is on both the ministry website and the Covid-19 website. Please go there first."

Read back through RNZ's live updates from 23 June 2021:

  • Wellington events and attractions scramble with cancellations and postponements
  • Covid-19: Wellington region moves to alert level 2
  • Live updates on Sydney Covid-19 case: Wellington to move to alert level 2
  • Wellington Covid-19 visitor: Locations of interest include Te Papa, central city bar and pharmacy