SDHB releases Q'town locations visited by man who tested positive for Covid

Jul 31, 2020

From the SDHB:

Southern DHB Public Health staff have released a list of the places and businesses in Queenstown visited between 1-4 July by a traveller who has since tested positive for COVID-19 in South Korea.

Dr Michael Butchard, Public Health Physician, Southern DHB is advising people who were in Queenstown, Te Anau and Milford on these dates and currently have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had possible COVID-19 symptoms since 2 July, to be tested.

“At this stage we are not advising asymptomatic people to be tested unless the person has been contacted by public health and identified as a close contact, or a contact of a contact.”

Dr Butchard said public health staff continue working to identify and trace people in Queenstown and Fiordland who may have been in contact with the traveller.  This included contacting the businesses and places he had visited.

It is known the traveller visited the following places:



Date and time of exposure

Queenstown Holiday Park

01/07/2020 at 1700 arrived

Jucy Tours Bus

02/07/2020 Jucy Tours (QT to Milford and return)

Milford Sound Boat cruise

02/07/2020 at 1330


02/07/2020 at 2000

Four Square

02/07/2020 approx. 2100

Kawarau Bridge Zip Line

03/07/2020 at 0900

Hikari Teppanyaki restaurant

03/07/2020 at 1100

Strike Bowl – Swiss-Belresort

03/07/2020 from 1430-1600

Farelli Italian Restaurant

03/07/2020 1900-2030

Ferg Gelato

03/07/2020 after 2030

Luge Queenstown

04/07/2020 morning


Anyone who was in Queenstown who has experienced COVID-19 symptoms is asked to contact their GP to arrange a free test, or if you are in the Southern district call 0800 VIRUS 19.

Any contacts who are experiencing symptoms will be asked to self-isolate until their test results are back.

“We thank all the businesses involved, and the wider community, for their support as we seek to find any evidence of community transmission. New Zealand has not needed to live under the restrictions much of the rest of the world is experiencing for several months, and we do not want to lose this hard-won position, so everyone’s assistance remains important,” Dr Butchard said.


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