A student from Lindisfarne College in Hastings has tested positive for Covid-19 after attending the Soundsplash festival in Hamilton.
Rector Stuart Hakeney confirmed the positive case in an email sent to caregivers and students on Friday night.
“I am now advising you that one of our students who attended the festival has tested positive for Covid-19,” Hakeney wrote in the email.
He has passed on instructions from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education.
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“All students at Lindisfarne College who attended the Soundsplash music festival last weekend must begin self-isolating immediately and get a Covid-19 test as soon as possible.
“They must only leave self-isolation to get a test and remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative test result.
“The National Contact Tracing System team will be in touch with anyone who is deemed to be a close contact,” he continued in the email.
“If you receive a negative test result and have no symptoms, you do not need to continue isolating if you have not been contacted by the NCTS.
“Please continue to monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms appear,” Hakeney wrote.
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Soundsplash festival-goers have reported more than a dozen positive cases of Covid-19 following the three-day festival.
The Ministry of Health only confirmed one further case connected to the Hamilton festival on Friday, in Hawke’s Bay. It would be reported in Saturday’s tally.
The ministry announced on Thursday that five Aucklanders tested positive after attending the festival, and one of the cases was the Omicron variant.