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.

Carers: Where to find more info

Whether you are choosing to become a carer, or have a family member who needs care, there is a lot to think about when taking care of an older person, a young person, or a person with an injury, illness or disability.

Healthinfo has a list of useful websites with information for carers, as well as a list of service providers and support groups.

There is also information on how to get funding and reimbursement for your time as a carer.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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