Staff at Rotorua BurgerFuel and a cafe isolating after visit from woman with Covid-19

Staff at two Rotorua eateries are waiting on Covid-19 test results after being contacts of a woman infected with the coronavirus.

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BurgerFuel and Fat Dog Café have been contacted by the Ministry of Health. Source: Breakfast

Rotorua's on high alert after the woman - one of the four confirmed cases of community transmission from an Auckland family had symptoms when she travelled to Rotorua, with her one-year-old child.

Both BurgerFuel Redwoods and the Fat Dog Cafe say they were contacted by the Ministry of Health yesterday. A total of nine staff are self-isolating.

In a Facebook post last night Fat Dog Cafe said: "We are following the guidelines set out by MOH [Ministry of Health] completing a deep clean tonight on top of our usual Covid-19 management practices".

"The good news is the cafe has remained set up for bubble seating and today we implemented again screens between seats to ensure continued safe separation between customers."

In a Facebook post last night Post BurgerFuel said: "We were notified that the Auckland family who recently tested positive for Covid-19 had visited our BurgerFuel Redwoods Rotorua store on Monday 10th August, between 7 – 8pm."

"The store was immediately closed for a deep, detailed clean and the five staff members working the shift were isolated and are undergoing Covid-19 testing."

Some Rotorua businesses are undergoing deep cleans despite no official order from health authorities, according to Mayor Steve Chadwick.

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Mayor Steve Chadwick spoke to Breakfast about how the city’s faring following an infected person visiting local businesses. Source: Breakfast

She told TVNZ1's Breakfast she's "incredibly impressed" by the response from local businesses, including places voluntarily deep-cleaning as a precaution.

"It's a ghastly feeling really, but we're all responsibly following the orders and we've been there before. We responded so well last time and we'll do it again."

She says there's some anger and frustration within the community, heavily dependent on tourism.