Christchurch is currently at Covid-19 Alert Level 1.
At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want.
Controls at the borders remain. Find out more here.
Local information and support
Civil Defence Canterbury Helpline
If you are in the Canterbury region and need Welfare support, please call:
0800 24 24 11
Support for healthcare workers and over 70s
If you’re a healthcare worker or over 70, a local student can help you with groceries, picking up
prescriptions and childcare through the Student Volunteer Army.
Government advice and support
Support for workers and families
Visit the Work and Income website for information about the support available to help workers and businesses including wage subsidies, food grants and childcare for essential workers.