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.

Care around the clock

Make your GP team your first call 24/7

In an emergency, always call 111. For everything else, make your general practice team your first call 24/7 when you or someone in your family is sick. A nurse is available after hours to give free health advice. Just phone your usual general practice number

You’ll get care around the clock when you phone your general practice team

About ‘care around the clock'

This care around the clock video explains how the care around the clock service works. If you call your doctor after they are closed, a nurse can provide you with advice.

Page last updated: 3 December 2018

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