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 17 May 2021

Monday 17 May 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

CEO Update - Monday 17 May 2021In this edition of the CEO Update

In this week’s CEO Update our Chief Executive gets his pink threads on for Pink Shirt Day this Friday, reminds people to get their all-staff survey responses in, gives the latest update on Accelerating our Future and acknowledges all those managing last week’s surge in acute admissions. He shares his thanks for the Managed Isolation and Quarantine workers and his disappointment in the findings of a survey showcasing the stigma they face, and provides a quick COVID-19 vaccination progress snapshot.

Other stories include news of a boost to endoscopy capacity, the signing of the waterways partnership charter, how a Breakfast Group helps patients after a stroke… and much more.

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

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