Four self-contained campervans for Covid-19 isolation purposes will located at Sulphur Point until at least mid-May.
The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has worked with Tauranga City Council to find a suitable place to temporarily house four self-contained campervans for Covid-19 isolation purposes.
The campervans are intended for people who have Covid-19, but due to personal circumstances cannot isolate safely at another address, says a council spokesperson.
A small section of the overflow car park at Sulphur Point will be used to accommodate the campervans until at least mid-May 2022.
Bay of Plenty District Health Board Covid-19 community based testing lead Aroha Tito says the DHB is grateful for the partnership with Tauranga City Council, as it “provides our Covid-19 positive community with another place to self-isolate if they cannot do so safely at another address”.
The area will have 24/7 security and fencing in place and those isolating cannot leave the area in line with Ministry of Health guidance, says a council spokesperson.
“Support is being provided to those staying at Sulphur Point to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
“We appreciate the community’s patience as we assist people to safely isolate.”
Aroha says the BOPDHB also wishes to remind people of the other tools they have in the DHB’s toolkit to keep the community safe from Covid-19.
“Please seek a test if you have symptoms or live with someone who has Covid-19.
“It is also important to keep up good hygiene practices, wear a mask in many indoor locations, and stay home if you are unwell.”