SunLive – Revised Tauranga DNB Festival Public Health Notice
The Ministry of Health has revised public health advice given on Saturday regarding the drum and bass festival held in Tauranga.
“A the reassessment of the risk posed by the drum and bass festival in the Wharepai estate in Tauranga on January 3 was reduced today to asking everyone who attended the festival to watch for symptoms and get tested if any symptoms develop, even if they are benign, âsaid a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.
“Anyone attending the festival, without any symptoms, no longer needs to be tested and self-isolate at home until they test negative.”
The reassessment follows a risk review, especially since the festival was conducted under the rules for outdoor events under Covid protection, including the use of vaccine passes for the ‘Entrance ; the fact that no other cases have since been linked to the festival and the first test results of the 11 close contacts in the Wellington case are all negative.
The list of “places of interest” now reads as “Netsky, Hybrid Minds, Montell 2099, Friction, Koven and more Tauranga”, with the period given being from 2:00 pm on Monday January 3 to midnight on Tuesday January 4. Previously there was Mount Maunganui instead of Tauranga. in the entrance, despite the Wharepai Estate, where the festival took place, located on Cameron Road, Tauranga.
The previous announcement was made during the Plane Sailing festival at Victoria Park in Auckland on Saturday night, where many of the same bands listed as a ‘place of interest’ were performing.
“The ministry appreciates and thanks everyone who attends the festival who has already been tested,” a spokesperson for the ministry of health said.
Festival-goers who have received an orange notification from the COVID-19 tracker app or who have received public health advice should continue to follow the advice provided.