Information for visitors

Visitors policy during COVID-19

Last updated on 9 June 2020

From Tuesday 9 June, COVID-19 visitor restrictoins will be lifted at MidCentral DHB facilities, including Palmerston North Hospital, Horowhenua Health Centre and Te Papaioea Birthing Centre.

Our public entrances will be reopened at the usual times, and we will no longer be screening and recording the names of those entering.

Despite the easing of the visitor policy, please be responsible when using our facilities. It is very important for visitors, support people and staff to not attend our facilities if feeling unwell. Anyone experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms should call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or a GP team to inquire about a COVID-19 test.

We also encourage you to maintain good personal hygiene, including sanitising or washing hands for 20 seconds, and coughing or sneezing into an elbow.

To assist with contact tracing, COVID-19 Tracer App posters are throughout our facilities.