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 19 April 2021

Monday 19 April 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

Chief Executive Peter Bramley announces the permanent appointments for two Executive roles, provides an update on this week’s announcement about planned changes to the New Zealand health system, and looks at how we’re refining plans ahead of an expected increase in acute demand in winter. He invites you to watch a short video in which he shares some of the things he’s been thinking about and encourages people to send in feedback and questions. Peter also gives a big shout out to all our administrative professionals ahead of Administrative Professionals Day this Wednesday.

Other stories include our health protection officers welcoming the first flight into Christchurch from across the ditch, progress on the National Bowel Screening Programme, and much more.

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

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