COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Canterbury Caledonian Society urges all Society activity groups and regular extra-society facility users to consider the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on themselves and individual group members. We recommend directing all inquiries to the Ministry of Health website which is updated regularly.  Please see: Ministry of Health COVID-19 advice for general public.


We advise:


  • Anyone feeling unwell, or who may have had contact with anyone who may be infected, should not attend practices, meetings, or any social function.

  • Activity Groups and regular casual clients may wish to consider suspending practices / social gatherings for the foreseeable future.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces in meeting areas should be increased in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines:  Ministry of Health General cleaning information-covid-19

  • Teachers should advise students not to attend lessons / practices if they are feeling unwell or may have been in contact with someone who has. Teachers need to take extra care to ensure they follow safe hygiene practices.


All of us must be aware of our own health and hygiene practices to protect ourselves and others. The following advice is provided by the Ministry of Health:

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or by covering your mouth and nose with tissues.

  • Put used tissues in the bin or a bag immediately.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often (for at least 20 seconds).

  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

  • Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, sharing cups or food with sick people.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.

  • Stay home if you feel unwell.

  • Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you have any symptoms and have been to any countries or territories of concern or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19.

Please direct any inquiries to the Canterbury Caledonian Society Secretary for further information