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.

What is Well Child Tamariki Ora?

Well Child Tamariki Ora logo

Well Child Tamariki Ora is a free programme providing a series of free health visits and support for families with children up to 5 years old.

Each visit will cover different areas of your child's health, so it is important to go to all of them if you can. You will also get a free My Health Book to remind you of things you can do to keep your child healthy and safe.

Find out more from the Ministry of Health about what the visits cover, when they should happen, and where to find a Well Child Tamariki Ora provider.

Page last updated: 28 November 2018

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