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.

Is sitting at work bad for you?

Well… it can be if you don’t sit in the right posture. But spending a lot of time standing up can also be bad for you.

Sitting or standing for a long time can cause strains and injuries that build up over a long time, especially if the equipment you use is poorly designed.

So what can you do about it? This Worksafe information will help you decide if you can make your work posture better, and how to achieve it.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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