The New Zealand Herald
Only essential visitors and no child visitors are now allowed by the Canterbury District Health Board at all of its hospital sites following an RSV outbreak. This follows many health boards in the North Island taking the same precautions. There has been a sharp increase in the number of RSV hospital presentations since the travel bubble was opened to Australia in April. The board said it was limiting visitors to just one at a time, but would allow an additional support person for someone with a disability.