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.

The most important health services for you and your child

You and your child will need lots of help and support in the first few years. Find out about health services for your child and your child's eligibility for publicly funded health and disability services on the Ministry of Health website.

Free health services for your child

  • Well Child Tamariki Ora health checks
  • General practice (GP) visits
  • Immunisations
  • Dental care
  • Advice for parents

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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