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COVID-19 Update for the Christchurch House and Family Room Southland Hospital

15 March 2021

All of New Zealand is now at Alert Level One. Here is where you can find all the updated information about how this affects Ronald McDonald House South Island facilities – Ronald McDonald House South Island in Christchurch and the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we prioritise the needs of those whānau staying with us.

This information was last updated at 15 March, 2021.

Ronald McDonald House South Island – Christchurch

  • Contact tracing must occur
  • Please keep a safe distance from people you don’t know – at least 2m
  • Visitors to the House are limited, this includes for the families staying at the House. Contact the Christchurch House for more details.
  • All communal areas are now open
  • The Family Dinner Programme with volunteer group cooking is now taking place.

Ronald McDonald Family Room – Southland Hospital

  • Contact tracing must occur
  • Please keep a safe distance from people you don’t know – at least 2m
  • Group volunteering is now taking place
  • Families are encouraged to make use of PPE, which is provided by the Family Room and available in rooms and in communal areas

Please remember:

  • Keep up safe hand washing and sneezing/coughing hygiene
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay away from Ronald McDonald House South Island facilities
  • Please continue to contact trace

We truly understand this will be a challenging time for families and volunteers of Ronald McDonald House South Island – please rest assured we are doing everything we can to provide the best support that we are able. Thank you in advance for helping us to achieve this.

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