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 14 June 2021

Monday 14 June 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

CEO UpdateIn this edition of the CEO Update

In this update Peter warmly welcomes three new executive team members and acknowledges the upcoming retirement of Evon Currie, the General Manager of Community and Public Health. He also reflects on his visit to the very busy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and provides a COVID-19 vaccination update. Finally, Peter offers thanks to the teams of people who managed contingency planning and ensured that life preserving services (LPS) were provided during the NZNO strike last week.

Also in this edition we see an honour bestowed on our Communications leader, more of our vulnerable seniors vaccinated against COVID-19 and a plan around the retirement of the DHB’s fax machines.

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

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