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.

This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier

Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing.

Even if you are getting older, or suffer from a long-term illness or disability, you can benefit a lot from regular exercise appropriate to your ability.

Check out these tips to help you stay active and enjoy a better quality of life, even if you suffer from an injury or disability.

Don't know which activities will work for you?

You will also find information about Green Prescriptions, a programme designed to help you be more active through personalised meetings with a  physical activity coach and the opportunity to join Be Active group programmes.

Page last updated: 27 November 2018

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