Media Statements

Last updated 27 May 2022
MidCentral COVID-19 Update #1 Friday 27 May 2022

We are saddened to report a COVID-19 related death in our rohe (region) today. We’d like to extend our sympathies to this person’s family and friends.

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in our rohe is now 42.

There are 214 new cases of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral, with 13 cases in Palmerston North Hospital.

Important vaccination update

From July, people who are at high-risk of getting very sick from a COVID-19 infection will be eligible to receive a second booster. This includes our older population, residents of aged care facilities and disability care facilities aged 16 years and over, as well as severely immunocompromised people aged 16 years and over (who have received a three-dose primary course and a first booster).

The full eligibility criteria and information about how to book will be available in the next few weeks. 


COVID-19 Testing Update

The Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site at 575 Main Street, Palmerston North has permanently closed. You can now receive a PCR test or collect your pre-ordered Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) from the Central Energy Trust Arena, entrance via Gate 3 on Cuba Street. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm. If you need a COVID-19 PCR test on a Saturday, you can visit The Palms Medical Centre 445 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North. 

 

Community Collection Sites

Pre-ordered RAT tests for those who are symptomatic, household contacts, or critical workers are available today across the rohe.

For a full list of COVID-19 community collection sites, visit HealthPoint https://bit.ly/CommunityCollectionSites (external website) or call the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

To pre-order a RATs test, visit https://bit.ly/RequestRAT (external website)

For the full list of COVID-19 testing sites see here: https://bit.ly/MDHBTest (external website)

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MidCentral COVID-19 Update #1 Thursday 26 May 2022

There are 258 new cases of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral, with 18 cases in Palmerston North Hospital.

COVID-19 Testing Update
 
The Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site at 575 Main Street, Palmerston North has permanently closed. You can now receive a PCR test or collect your pre-ordered Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) from the Central Energy Trust Arena, entrance via Gate 3 on Cuba Street. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm. If you need a COVID-19 PCR test on a Saturday, you can visit The Palms Medical Centre 445 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North.
 
Community Collection Sites
 
Pre-ordered RAT tests for those who are symptomatic, household contacts, or critical workers are available today across the rohe.
 
For a full list of COVID-19 community collection sites, visit HealthPoint https://bit.ly/CommunityCollectionSites (external website) or call the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
 
To pre-order a RATs test, visit https://bit.ly/RequestRATs (external website)
 
For the full list of COVID-19 testing sites see here: https://bit.ly/MDHBTest (external website)
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MidCentral COVID-19 Update #1 Wednesday 25 May 2022

We are saddened to report a COVID-19 related death in our rohe (region) today. We’d like to extend our sympathies to this person’s family and friends.

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in our rohe is now 41.

There are 247 new cases of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral, with 14 cases in Palmerston North Hospital.


COVID-19 Testing Update

The Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site at 575 Main Street, Palmerston North has permanently closed. You can now receive a PCR test or collect your pre-ordered Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) from the Central Energy Trust Arena, entrance via Gate 3 on Cuba Street. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm. If you need a COVID-19 PCR test on a Saturday, you can visit The Palms Medical Centre 445 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North. 

 

Community Collection Sites

Pre-ordered RAT tests for those who are symptomatic, household contacts, or critical workers are available today across the rohe.

For a full list of COVID-19 community collection sites, visit HealthPoint https://bit.ly/CommunityCollectionSites (external website) or call the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

To pre-order a RATs test, visit https://bit.ly/RequestRATs (external website)

For the full list of COVID-19 testing sites see here: https://bit.ly/MDHBTest (external website)

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MidCentral COVID-19 Update #1 Tuesday 24 May 2022

There are 257 new cases of COVID-19 to report in the MidCentral rohe, with 10 cases in Palmerston North Hospital.

COVID-19 Testing Update

The Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site at 575 Main Street, Palmerston North has permanently closed. You can now receive a PCR test or collect your pre-ordered Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) from the Central Energy Trust Arena, entrance via Gate 3 on Cuba Street. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm. If you need a COVID-19 PCR test on a Saturday, you can visit The Palms Medical Centre 445 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North.

Community Collection Sites

Pre-ordered RAT tests for those who are symptomatic, household contacts, or critical workers are available today across the rohe.

For a full list of COVID-19 community collection sites, visit HealthPoint https://bit.ly/CommunityCollectionSites (external website) or call the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

To pre-order a RATs test, visit https://bit.ly/RequestRATs (external website)

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MidCentral COVID-19 Update #1 Monday 23 May 2022
There are 196 new cases of COVID-19 to report in the MidCentral rohe, with 14 cases in Palmerston North Hospital. One person is in the ICU.

COVID-19 Testing Update

The Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site at 575 Main Street, Palmerston North has permanently closed. You can now receive a PCR test or collect your pre-ordered Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) from the Central Energy Trust Arena, entrance via Gate 3 on Cuba Street. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm. If you need a COVID-19 PCR test on a Saturday, you can visit The Palms Medical Centre 445 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North. 

 

Community Collection Sites

Pre-ordered RAT tests for those who are symptomatic, household contacts, or critical workers are available today across the rohe.

For a full list of COVID-19 community collection sites, visit HealthPoint https://bit.ly/CommunityCollectionSites (external website) or call the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

To pre-order a RATs test, visit https://bit.ly/RequestRATs (external website)

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MidCentral COVID-19 Update #1 Friday 20 May 2022
We are saddened to report a COVID-19 related death in our rohe (region) today. We’d like to extend our sympathies to this person’s family and friends.
 
The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in our rohe is now 39.
 
There are 237 new cases of COVID-19 to report in MidCentral, with 15 cases in Palmerston North Hospital.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update - Levin
Due to extreme weather events this morning throughout Levin and Horowhenua, our MidCentral DHB COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Te Takere Youth Space, 10 Bath Street, Levin will be closed for the rest of today. We are encouraging all members of our community to stay home and stay safe until the bad weather passes.
 
If you have booked an appointment today at this vaccination clinic, please visit www.BookMyVaccine.nz (external website) to reschedule.
 
COVID-19 Testing Update - CET Arena
The Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site at the Central Energy Trust Arena, Is closed today due to bad weather. For the full list of COVID-19 testing sites available in the rohe see here: https://bit.ly/MDHBTest (external website)  
 
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Get the whole family vaccinated together tomorrow at the Palmerston North Central Vaccination Clinic, 38 Fitzherbert Avenue (behind Toyworld). All children aged 5-11 who receive their vaccine will go into the draw to win a Cloud 9 voucher or a Bruce Mackenzie book voucher.
Please Note: The Palmerston North Central Vaccination Clinic is now closed on Sundays. See Healthpoint for more information of walk-in clinics around the region: https://bit.ly/Healthvax (external website)
 
Community Collection Sites
Pre-ordered RAT tests for those who are symptomatic, household contacts, or critical workers are available today across the rohe.
 
For a full list of COVID-19 community collection sites, visit HealthPoint https://bit.ly/CommunityCollectionSites (external website) or call the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
 
To pre-order a RATs test, visit https://bit.ly/RequestRATs (external website)
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