16 Mar 2021

Quarantine exemption for Christchurch Hospital visit confirmed

4:30 pm on 16 March 2021

A person who had not yet completed managed isolation was given an exemption to visit a patient in Christchurch Hospital yesterday.

Christchurch Hospital Waipapa.

Christchurch Hospital. Photo: Supplied

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) confirmed the visit took place on Monday, despite that person not having completed the 14-day quarantine period.

In a statement, CDHB executive lead for Covid-19 Ralph La Salle said guests leaving MIQ facilities were required to return negative Covid-19 tests.

She said appropriate PPE was used and a plan was in place to protect staff, other visitors and hospital patients.