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.

My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?

Serious allergies can threaten your child’s life.

Starting school can be a particularly scary time for a parent, wondering if your child is in danger or if they will be excluded because of their allergies.

It is important to communicate clearly with the school before your child starts. Let the teachers know what your child can and can't eat, and what to do if they have a reaction.

You should also make sure your child knows about their allergy, what causes it, how to deal with it, and is comfortable telling someone if they get sick.

You can help prepare by informing yourself about the risks and treatments, and learning about medic alert bracelets.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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