No alcohol delivery, says police

Wednesday May 20, 2020 Written by Published in Local
Police have confirmed that alcohol is not allowed to be delivered to the quarantine premises at the Edgewater Resort and Spa. PC: TOKERAU JIM Police have confirmed that alcohol is not allowed to be delivered to the quarantine premises at the Edgewater Resort and Spa. PC: TOKERAU JIM

Police say those consuming alcohol at the quarantine facility should keep their behaviour under control. 

Police have confirmed that alcohol is not allowed to be delivered to the quarantine premises at the Edgewater Resort and Spa.

This follows reports from the facility that some of those in quarantine are drinking alcohol late into the night.

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Police spokesperson Trevor Pitt said those in quarantine can consume alcohol but they would have to purchase it from the hotel.

There has been no confirmation on whether there is a limit imposed on the sale of alcohol to those in the quarantine facility.

However Pitt said those consuming alcohol should keep their behaviour under control.

He also said police have not encountered any serious noise or drunken behaviour.

“A large part of maintaining the highest degree of safety in and around the hotel does involve the cooperation of everyone, and the need for them to play their part,” Pitt said.

He also reiterated that no items are permitted to be passed out from the quarantined area.

Those in quarantine are responding well and settled into routine patterns of exercising and using the beach and lagoon areas permitted.

Behaviour is monitored, as are any movements outside of the rooms allocated. The supervision is around the clock.
“Residents living nearby the hotel have been asked to keep away from the beach area,” Pitt said.

“There are designated times and areas to be outside exercising and enjoying the beach.”

The supervised quarantine facility rule according to the Health Ministry states no family, friends and any other members of the public are permitted to visit but food and personal items can be dropped off at the hotel reception from 8am-4pm.

Items will be checked, and a logbook filled in by the delivery person and security/police will check items prior to delivery to rooms.

Public health measures include maintaining physical distancing (two metres), washing hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitiser, avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth, practise cough and sneeze etiquette (into elbow or shirt) and avoiding hugs, kisses or shaking hands.

Te Marae Ora had earlier said that any breach of the quarantine requirements may result in prosecution and a term of imprisonment of up to 12 months or a fine not exceeding $10,000.

 

 

 

 

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