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Visitor restrictions eased as Canterbury DHB hospitals, health centres and age-related residential care facilities return to Alert Level 1

Sunday 7 March 2021Media release2 minutes to read

Canterbury DHB hospitals, health centres and age-related residential care facilities return to Alert Level 1

Canterbury DHB hospitals, health centres and age-related residential care facilities return to Alert Level 1

Now that we’re back at Alert Level 1 restrictions on visitors have eased at Canterbury DHB’s heath facilities.

Full details of the Visitor Policy under Alert Level 1 can be found on our COVID-19 information page.  

COVID-19 clinical advisor, infectious diseases physician, Dr Alan Pithie, said everyone visiting any DHB building was still required to check in using the QR code for the government’s COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in manually at the front entrance. 

“Alert Level 1 isn’t Alert Level none – and everyone still needs to play their part to keep up all the good habits which have helped keep the Canterbury community free of COVID for months now. 

These include:

  • Staying home if you’re sick
  • Washing and drying your hands often
  • Using hand sanitiser frequently
  • Seeking health advice if you have any symptoms of COVID-19

You can call your own general practice team or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for free health advice 24/7

  • Mask use is essential on public transport, including the hospital shuttle
  • Scan, scan, scan, wherever you are, whenever you can – and make sure Bluetooth is switched on within the app.

All health services are being provided as normal, and the Park & Ride shuttle for Christchurch Hospital is now taking the usual number of people – please remember to bring a mask or face covering.

“While it may feel like we’re back to business as usual, it’s important that we don’t let our guard down as a community case could change everything,” Alan Pithie said.

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