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.

How to get a free B4 School Check for your child

The B4 School Check is the final Well Child Tamariki Ora free health and development check for your 4-year-old.

During the check, a nurse will:

  • Check your child’s height and weight
  • Check your child’s teeth
  • Ask if your child has been immunised
  • Ask you about your child’s learning and development and strengths and difficulties
  • Ask you about your child’s health and wellbeing
  • Give you advice and support about your child’s health and development

It’s a great opportunity to get an idea of your child’s health and talk to a nurse about anything that is worrying you.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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