Covid-19: Hospice providers

Information for hospice inpatient facilities.

Alert Level 1

On Monday 8 June at 11.59 pm New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1. Movement around the country, and most other restrictions and legal requirements on businesses, services and individuals have been relaxed.

COVID-19 is still uncontrolled overseas, so we must continue to be vigilant and follow the golden rules to prevent any future spread of COVID-19.

On this page:


Information for hospice staff in home and community settings

This document provides guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in hospices and community settings to protect both staff and patients.

It includes guidance on:

  • changes to palliative care services during the COVID-19 response
  • supporting patients who are more vulnerable to infection or who have COVID-19
  • supporting people at home who have COVID-19
  • visitors to people who are receiving care at home.

The document should be read in conjunction with information on this page and other advice available on this website: COVID-19. For all other information visit Unite Against COVID-19.

Information for hospice inpatient facilities

This document provides guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 in hospice inpatient facilities, to protect both the patients and staff.

It includes guidance for:

  • supporting patients who are more vulnerable to infection or who have COVID-19
  • visitors to hospice inpatient facilities
  • cases in an inpatient facility
  • advice for employers.

The document should be read in conjunction with information on this page and other advice available on this website: COVID-19. For all other information visit Unite Against COVID-19.

More information

The latest updates, information and health advice is available on this website: COVID-19. For all other information visit Unite Against COVID-19.

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