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Tāhunanui case source unconfirmed

Case Update

  • New cases – 1 (Tasman)
  • Active cases – 14 (Nelson 5, Tasman 6, Marlborough 3)
  • Recovered cases – 15*

There is one new COVID-19 case to announce in Nelson Marlborough today. This case is linked to a previously reported case.  

* Due to data reporting cut-off times, the number of cases reported by Nelson Marlborough Health today may differ to what the Ministry of Health has reported.

Tāhunanui case

Nelson Marlborough Medical Officer of Health Dr Stephen Bridgman said the source of the Tāhunanui case remains unknown with case investigation ongoing.

“I strongly advise everyone who stayed at the park between January 30 and February 5 to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days after you were exposed. If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result.

 “Mobile testing and vaccination was available at the Tāhuna Beach Holiday Park over the weekend. One hundred and thirty-eight people who stayed at the motor camp have been tested so far, and nobody was positive.

 “I’m really pleased with the response by everyone staying at the camp, and want to thank people who took the opportunity to get tests and vaccines.

“It is a timely reminder that Omicron is in our midst. The time for getting your booster is now. The shift from four months to three months means more people are now able to become protected from serious illness and hospitalisation.

“I particularly want to thank the management team of the park for their superb co-operation with public health, and the Nelson Bays Public Health Organisation (PHO) for putting on testing and immunisation at very short notice.”

Vaccinations and boosters

Nelson Marlborough Health chief executive Lexie O’Shea reiterated now was the time for people to get their booster shots.

“We are fortunate in Nelson and Blenheim to have fantastic capacity at stadium vaccination centres meaning we can easily accommodate walk-ins and bookings,” she said.

  • Teams at Stadium 2000 in Blenheim delivered 857 vaccinations over the long weekend
  • Trafalgar Centre in Nelson delivered 1184 vaccinations over the long weekend

“Boosters lower your chances of getting very sick and being hospitalised. If you are over 18 and your booster is due, please get it now.”

 “High levels of testing and vaccination in our community is important for protecting our hospital and health services, ensuring they are able to continue to deliver on health needs during the Omicron surge.

"Boosters increase individual immunity and give each person the best possible protection.”


Drive-through clinic 10 and 11 February

A drive-through vaccination pop-up clinic in a car park near Trafalgar Park will be available on 10 and 11 February. Vehicles should enter from Hathaway Terrace.

  • Location:  Hathaway Terrace Carpark
  • Time:  9am-5pm
  • Clinic: Drive through – no appointments needed
  • Date:  10 and 11 February


Booster vaccinations for enrolled population

  • 61,968 (67%) enrolled people across the NMH region have had their booster. There are a remaining 30,069 people eligible for their booster
  • 3,040 (56%) eligible enrolled Māori across the NMH region have had their booster. There are a remaining 2,332 Māori people eligible for their booster
  • 42,675 (67%) eligible enrolled people in Nelson Bays PHO have had their booster there are a remaining 20,913 eligible for their booster
  • 19,293 (68%)  people eligible enrolled people in Marlborough PHO have had their booster there are a remaining 9,156 people eligible for their booster.

Last week 31 Jan-6 Feb:

10,982 Vaccinations, 766 were children (102 Māori tamariki, 33 Pacific), 10981 Boosters (745 Māori, 406 Pacific)

Locations of interest

Nelson Tasman residents and visitors are asked to monitor Ministry of Health’s locations of interest page, and follow the instructions given on that page if you’ve been at a location of interest. There is a list on this page and also a map for quick-reference:

COVID-19: Contact tracing locations of interest | Ministry of Health NZ

Marlborough residents and visitors should monitor this page also if they have travelled to the Nelson Tasman region in the past 14 days.

When and where to get tested

We ask anyone with symptoms – no matter how mild – to please get tested, even if they are vaccinated. Read about symptoms to be alert to on the Ministry of Health website:

About COVID-19 symptoms and spread | Ministry of Health NZ COVID-19

COVID-19 testing locations

CBAC hours will be kept up-to-date on the Healthpoint website: 

Nelson Marlborough COVID-19 CBACs | HealthPoint

All locations and hours available on the Healthpoint website including by appointment opportunities at medical centres (GP), please phone ahead first:

COVID-19 Testing | Nelson Marlborough | HealthPoint


Vaccination advice

People living in Marlborough, Nelson, and Tasman are reminded to get vaccinated if they have not already. Everyone aged 5 years and over is eligible for free COVID-19 vaccination. Booster doses are also now available to anyone aged 18+ who had their second dose 3 months ago.

Vaccination clinic locations across the region are listed on Healthpoint.