Archive: 05/05/2022

COVID-19 Case Update 5 May

We have 336 new cases to report today, and a total of 3,015 active cases.

Blenheim Vaccination Centre has moved

The Blenheim Vaccination Centre has moved to 47 Scott Street, Blenheim. Opening hours can be found on Healthpoint here: Nelson Marlborough COVID-19 Vaccination Centres

Report your RAT test result whether positive or negative

  • Reporting a positive test not only helps health officials monitor the outbreak, it is also important if you or your whānau require additional healthcare services
  • Reporting a negative test helps health officials better understand how the outbreak is circulating through our households and communities
  • A weak positive is still a positive. Even if the test line is faint, you have COVID-19 and could be infectious.
To report your result, log in to your My Covid Record account at or call 0800 222 478 and choose option 3.
Keep yourself, your whānau and others safe: always report your results.

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Shellfish biotoxin alert: All of Pelorus Sound, Marlborough Sounds

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued an extension to the public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from Crail Bay in Marlborough Sounds.

The extension now applies to the entire Pelorus Sound area including its arms to the east and west, up to a line at the entrance from Paparoa to Culdaff Point.

Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from this region have shown levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins above the safe limit of 0.8 mg/kg set by MPI. Anyone eating shellfish from this area is potentially at risk of illness.


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