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.

Heatstroke and heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is when you become very hot and your body starts to lose water or salt, making you overheat.

Heat stroke is when your body can no longer cool itself and your temperature becomes dangerously high.

You need to see a doctor as soon as possible if you think you have heat stroke.

Visit HealthInfo for local health advice

For more information about dealing with heat and sun injuries, see our advice on the healthinfo website

Page last updated: 24 January 2020

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