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.

It’s OK to ask for help, so who do you ask?

If it’s an emergency, dial 111 now. There are lots of reasons young people need help or someone to talk to, such as issues with bullying, anger, alcohol and drugs, stress, grief, and relationships.

There are good services specifically designed to help with these things, and most of them are free.

Find out who you can contact and where you can find more information.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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