COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Information about changes at hospitals and health centres can be found at


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.

Asthma in children

Children with asthma can usually exercise and do the same things their friends do, as long as you manage the condition properly.

Keeping your child to a healthy weight, avoiding cigarette smoke and other triggers, getting them vaccinated against the flu, and keeping your home warm and dry are all ways to help manage asthma.

You can also keep an asthma diary to learn what makes your child's asthma worse, and regularly talk to your GP (family doctor) about symptoms and management techniques.

Find out about asthma tests, living with asthma, and where to find help.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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