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 20 September 2021

Monday 20 September 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

Canterbury is on track to reach half a million COVID-19 vaccination doses this week. Peter talks about how our more than 103 fixed and mobile clinics are reaching our rangatahi (young people), ethnic minorities and diverse communities including a walk-in clinic at The Princess Margaret Hospital. We look back at a very successful Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and put in a call out for participants to compete in the upcoming Canterbury Healthcare Challenge. Peter also shares his meeting with the leads of our Cancer Services – an area working very hard to deliver timely care under tremendous demand.

Also in this edition are stories about some of our tailored COVID-19 vaccination clinics, robotic technology in ISG and fantastic sensory packs that are benefitting young people and their whānau who access Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF) outpatient services

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

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