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 back into the community after an illness or injury

It is important to get back into activities with other people after an illness, injury, or surgery – but it can seem difficult.

Whether it be work, volunteering, sport, hobbies, or socialising, taking part in activities can improve your mental and physical health.

Making the first step to getting involved in a new activity can be hard, especially if you have been out of action for a while with an injury or illness. Here are some tips for joining new groups in Canterbury, getting active again, and avoiding isolation.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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