February 17, 2022
Campervans part of Covid isolation plan
Health authorities are using campervans as self-isolation units to ease the pressure on whānau in overcrowded whare.
The Government has come under fire over incidents where people with Covid-19 isolated in cars, tents and sheds because their home situation was unsuitable,
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says there are already 125 campervans in use around the motu, but they’re just part of the solution.
“In fact, all our DHB’s already have had local accommodation arrangements. Those are still there. We also still have rooms available if we need, in our large centres in manage isolation facility to support people to isolate safely if they need to there. Every day there some people who are going to those facilities still’, he says.
There were 1160 community cases of Omicron reported yesterday.