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 2 August 2021

Monday 2 August 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

Peter met with our clinical coders this week to celebrate the early completion of the 2020/21 coding work. He also spent some time with the Transalpine Environmental Sustainability Group and received an update on our emissions reduction. There are further updates on our COVID-19 vaccination programme and discussion about the DHB transition to Health NZ in 2022.

Also in this edition, there is positive news about COVID-19 vaccination uptake in the Pasifika community, the launch of a national action plan to eliminate hepatitis C and our first Resident Medical Officer (RMO) of the Month.

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

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