Covid-19 Delta outbreak: The Warehouse considers mandatory vaccinations for all staff by New Year’s Day

Retail giant The Warehouse is considering making vaccinations compulsory for all its team members by January 1, 2022. The Group’s chief executive Nick Grayston said it had begun a 14-day consultation with all its employees including staff in distribution centres and support office teams. The NZX listed company, which owns

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: IT expert says My Covid Record app at risk of security breaches

Yesterday the government released My Covid Record, a web app which by the end of the year will allow people to store their vaccine certificates and Covid test results. Currently, the app only lets people have access to their vaccination records. IT security expert Daniel Ayers said the web app

Covid-19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Supermarkets cut hours after two Waikato Covid cases

Store trading hours at a number of Waikato Countdowns will be reduced to 8am-9pm from tomorrow, following the change to alert level 3 for parts of the region from 11.59pm tonight. The store hours will change at Countdowns Huntly, Bridge St, Te Rapa, Rototuna, Claudelands, Chartwell, St James, Hamilton, Dinsdale

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Two HelloFresh employees test positive for virus

A number of HelloFresh distribution staff are in isolation after two Auckland employees have tested positive for Covid-19. In an email to customers, Founder and chief executive Tom Rutledge confirmed two staff members who shared the same shift have tested positive and it is unknown whether the cases are linked.

NSW Covid-19 outbreak: Coronavirus alert for Virgin Australia flight due to multiple transmissions

NSW Health officials have reissued an alert for a Gold Coast to Sydney flight because multiple Covid-19 infections have been recorded among passengers. On Sunday, NSW Health released an updated Covid-19 exposure sites list that included the previously announced June 26 VA24 Virgin Australia flight because of “multiple Covid-19 transmissions”.

Covid-19 coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s message to transtasman bubble breakers

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there are consequences for people who break the transtasman bubble rules, even if they don’t end up being fined or jailed. A group of three people from Melbourne have been put into managed isolation in New Zealand after misleading officials about where they were travelling

Covid-19 coronavirus: Seven people at NZ High Commission in India contracted virus

By RNZ About seven people have caught Covid-19 in the compound of the New Zealand High Commission in Delhi over recent weeks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern released the number this morning, but could not confirm whether the cases were New Zealand citizens or local people employed at the high commission.

Covid-19: New MIQ hotel worker infected, Ashley Bloomfield ‘would have hoped’ latest cases were vaccinated by now

By RNZ Director general of health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says he would have hoped the latest MIQ workers to have tested positive for Covid-19 had been vaccinated by now. A third worker at the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility has tested positive for Covid-19. The person was a colleague of

Covid-19 coronavirus: Two new community cases – Chris Hipkins

There are two new Covid-19 cases in the community, Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. They are both students, one is a close contact of the student. The other is the sibling of the new case, Hipkins says. Officials were looking into this but it’s still “early information”. In terms

Covid-19 coronavirus: Parliament to rush through Covid-19 business support laws today

Parliament will this afternoon rush through legislation giving effect to the Government’s Covid-19 Resurgence business support payment scheme. But, as the recent changes to the alert levels are only in place for 72 hours, businesses won’t receive any cash from the Government this time around. That’s because the support schemes