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 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:

CEO Update – Monday 11 October 2021

Monday 11 October 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

16 October is ‘Super Saturday’ across Aotearoa with the goal of vaccinating 100,000 Kiwis. Creative initiatives such as free kai, drive-through jabs with no appointment and workplace vaccinations have proven successful in Canterbury this week, and we hope Super Saturday (and Sunday) will draw even more people out to be vaccinated.

Also, in this edition, we prepare for the implementation of the End of Life Choice Act in November. We welcome a new app to help identify and monitor underweight babies in utero and share a feel-good story about people coming together to help a West Coaster manage his dialysis a little closer to home.

You can read the Canterbury DHB CEO Update in two different formats:

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