COVID-19 Communications with Confirmed/Probable Community Cases

Lobby New Zealand made this Official Information request to Chris Hipkins

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From: Lobby New Zealand

Dear Chris Hipkins,

We are emailing today under the Official Information Act to request details about the communications between the Ministry of Health and COVID-19 cases L, M, N, and O in the February 14 2021 cluster (Valentine's Day cluster).

Specifically, what messages/communications, and how many, were sent to these cases listed regarding self isolation before and after testing.

Yours faithfully,
Lobby New Zealand.

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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Chris Hipkins

Kia ora


Thank you for taking the time to write to Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for
COVID-19 Response. We are receiving a significant amount of correspondence
at the moment and, although your email has been carefully considered and
noted, it is not possible to respond to each individual email.


For the latest updates on COVID-19, we encourage you to regularly check
the dedicated [1]COVID-19 and [2]Ministry of Health websites regularly.
They will be updated as soon as new information is available.


Auckland is now at Alert Level 3.


At Alert Level 3 travel between regions is heavily restricted.


More information about travel in and out of Auckland can be found here:


o Business travel permissions – apply
through [4]
o Personal movement exemptions – apply through


Please note that to avoid the spread of COVID-19 between regions, the
threshold for these border applications is extremely high. For more
information about Alert Level 3, please visit the COVID-19 website


The rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2.


For more information about what that means, please visit the COVID-19
website [7]here.


Please remember to take care, and be kind. We have beaten COVID-19 before,
and we can do it again.

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From: Haylee Isaacs

Kia ora

On behalf of Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for COVID-19 Response, thank you for your Official Information request.

The information requested appears to be more closely associated with the functions and responsibilities of the Ministry of Health. Accordingly I am transferring your request to the Ministry of Health under section 14(b)(ii) of the Official Information Act 1982.

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to review this decision to transfer your request for information.

Ngā mihi

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