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 talk to your kids about puberty

It's important to talk to your children about puberty. Try to start talking to them before signs of puberty develop so they know what to expect ahead of time.

As well as covering the physical changes, talking about sex and sexuality can help teenagers understand themselves and others and make better decisions.

These resources can help you understand what your child is going through and how to help them.


Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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