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 21 June 2021

Monday 21 June 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

Canterbury CEO Update - Monday 21 June 2021In this edition of the CEO Update

In this update, in National Volunteer Week, Peter acknowledges the hundreds of volunteers who provide invaluable support to the Canterbury DHB. He talks about the meeting he attended in Rangiora to discuss all things health with local community members and welcomes Tanya McCall as Interim Executive Director – Community & Public Health after the formal farewell of Evon Currie.

Also in this edition is the announcement of free staff flu vaccinations, a great story about Māori and Pasifika Health Scholarships and the latest Health and Disability Sector Reform Transition Unit newsletter.

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

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