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 23 August 2021

Monday 23 August 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

All focus is on our current lockdown and our rapid response and adjustment to operating under strict COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions. The vaccination programme is progressing at pace with record numbers of Cantabrians receiving their inoculations over recent days and a pilot drive-through vaccination clinic for customer-facing essential workers has proven successful.

Also in this edition, we see images of the revamped Orchard Road vaccination clinic, welcome three new equity staff to the DHB and look at some of the invaluable training equipment being purchased by the Simulation Operational Group.

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

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