A guest at a managed isolation hotel in Auckland who had an intimate encounter with a hotel worker had repeatedly broken the rules in the lead-up to the incident.
An incident report obtained by Newshub shows police had to instruct hotel staff not to give her any more alcohol.
COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says he's satisfied alcohol rules are already "restrictive".
It was 4:56pm on January 7, and a staff member at the Grand Millennium dropped off groceries to a guest in Room 1210.
Inside the bag, a note from the worker written on a facemask that included his cellphone number.
An hour and a half later, 7:31pm, the worker returned - this time with a bottle of wine - and entered the guest's room.
"It's unacceptable. There are consequences," Hipkins said at the time. "The person has already lost their job."
A situation report obtained by Newshub says the "indications are there was an intimate liaison".
Other staff tried to radio and call their colleague to find out where he was, but he didn't answer. After 20 minutes, he called reception admitting the bubble breach.
At 8:10pm, the hotel security manager went to the room and discovered the worker inside and that "he was no longer wearing his face mask".
After it was established social distancing had been breached, the worker was sent home with instructions to "get a COVID test ASAP".
The report says when police tried to interview the guest about what happened, she was "intoxicated, agitated and belligerent".
"Well, the obvious problem with that person is that they were intoxicated. It's really difficult to interact with someone in those circumstances," said Chris Cahill, NZ Police Association President.
"This guest has already been given verbal warnings from the police over her failure to comply with rules, breaching bubbles and breaking specific/targeted isolation rules," the report states.
"Police have requested that no more alcohol be made available to the occupant of Room 1210."
Guests are limited to one bottle of wine or six beers per day.
The vast majority of people have obeyed the rules, they've stuck to it and police have had to have very little interaction on a negative basis," Cahill said.
Police say their approach with disturbances at the hotels is always to manage the incident inside the hotel.
"Having to take someone back to a police station and put them in a custody unit will mean they then have to isolate that custody unit, isolate everyone else there," he said.
Hipkins says abuse against any staff is "absolutely not on and is hugely disrespectful towards the people on the frontline".
As for the alcohol policy of a bottle of wine a day, Hipkins says the policy is "restrictive and designed to allow moderate drinking". He says searching rooms to prevent stockpiling would be extreme and is not planned.