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 July 2021

Monday 19 July 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

CEO UpdateIn this edition of the CEO Update

In today’s update, Peter acknowledges the extraordinary work done by our people managing increased demands on our health system due to the significant number of RSV cases. He reminds us to get our free staff flu vaccines and encourage our Group 3 friends and whānau to use the COVID email or 0800 number to book their COVID-19 vaccinations. Peter talks about his visit with the Sexual Health team in Riccarton Road and the team working on ‘making our system flow’. He thanks staff and others who managed the support of our West Coast DHB whānau during the devastating flooding at the weekend and will continue to do so throughout the long recovery.

Also in this edition, the Christchurch Hyperbaric Unit is accredited for training and ‘Carol’ the X-ray machine arrives in the Chatham Islands.

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

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