COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

Youth Health Care in Secondary Schools

Response to official information request

The Ministry of Health recommends the following minimum ratios:

  • One full-time equivalent (FTE) registered nurse (RN) to 750 students in decile 1-3 secondary schools
  • One FTE RN to 200 students in high-needs contexts, such as alternative education units
  • RN attendance for a minimum of one day per week during term time.
  1. How many schools have taken up the recommendations?
  2. Where are the schools that have taken up the recommendations?
  3. Are you able to name the schools that have taken up the recommendations?


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