RED

Hospital visitors don’t need a Vaccine Pass, but do need to scan in, and wear a surgical/medical paper mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable. See our COVID-19 pages for visiting guidelines, COVID-19 tests and care in the community advice. See www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz for info about vaccinations.

We are at RED according to the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework

Last updated:
23 January 2022

The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:

  1. All visitors need to scan in using the COVID-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
  2. If you’re using the COVID-19 Tracer App, please ensure Bluetooth tracing is turned on
  3. All visitors must wear a surgical/medical mask. Fabric face coverings are no longer acceptable
  4. All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don’t know
  5. Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
  6. Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.

Patients and visitors should also read the additional more detailed visiting guidelines for each specific hospital.

More COVID-19 information:

South Island Health Services Plan 2017/20

The South Island DHBs have committed to a ‘best for patient, best for system’ alliance framework that aligns with national policy. The South Island Regional Health Services Plan articulates the regional direction and key principles that will inform regional service development, service configuration and infrastructure requirements over the next several years.

Our vision is a clinically and fiscally sustainable South Island health system focused on keeping people well and providing equitable, and timely, access to safe, effective, high-quality services as close to people’s homes as possible.

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Page last updated: 2 July 2020

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