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 12 July 2021

Monday 12 July 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

CEO UpdateIn this edition of the CEO Update

In this week’s update, Peter talks about the increasing demand on our three urgent care clinics and Christchurch Hospital’s emergency department. He also refers to RSV or Respiratory Syncytial Virus which is doing the rounds and new visitor restrictions for Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals. The Canterbury COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues ahead of schedule and he gives a call out to Group 3 Cantabrians to contact the DHB directly if they have not already heard from their health provider about receiving their vaccine.

Also in today’s update is the announcement of the release of an updated Code of Conduct, more telehealth success, this time for Kaikōura residents and one of our own receives a Queen’s honour.

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

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Page last updated: 12 July 2021

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