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 16 August 2021

Monday 16 August 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

In this week’s update, as we host 430 Olympic athletes in our MIQ facilities, things are changing on the COVID-19 vaccination front. Over 50s may book their appointments now, with the 40 and 30+ groups joining over the coming week. From 1 September, all eligible age groups will be able to book in for their vaccinations. We’re making preparations for the nurse and midwives’ strikes happening this Thursday 19 August, and calling out for volunteers to help support patients and colleagues on the day.

Also in this edition, Christchurch Hospital’s Ward 18 receives some donations for burn injury patients, the DHB contributes items for Samoa’s first-ever aged care facility and the Wellbeing Seminar series is back with ‘Building a better brain’.

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

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Page last updated: 16 August 2021

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