To protect vulnerable patients and staff, visiting hours and the number of visitors per patient, have been reduced at Nelson and Wairau hospitals.
Visiting hours at hospitals are now between 2.30pm to 8.30pm Monday to Sunday. Children aged under 15 are not permitted to visit. All external doors will be locked.
In addition to set visiting times, only two visitors per patient (restricted to family members or support people only) will be permitted. This will reduce the risk of exposure by limiting the number of friends and family members who attend with patients. Anyone collecting a patient is asked to wait outside the main entrance.
These restrictions are part of measures the hospitals are taking to reduce the spread of COVID-19.