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 13 July 2020

Monday 13 July 2020CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

CEO David Meates talks about what we are doing to identify ways to improve the way we work and deliver the changes needed to ensure we can continue to do the best for our patients and realise savings targets.

This issue also farewells a retiring haematologist who chose a career in medicine following an experience in Papua New Guinea, tells the tale of a technician's time in a managed quarantine hotel, highlights the work of a registered nurse who will soon be retiring after 50 years of working in the health system, and much more.

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

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