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 24 May 2021

Monday 24 May 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

CEO UpdateIn this edition of the CEO Update

In this week’s CEO Update Peter talks about the current pressure on Christchurch Hospital’s Emergency Department as well as the need for everyone to exercise caution before opening emails and attachments that could potentially unleash a computer virus.

He acknowledges the extraordinary people working in the Community and Public Health team, thanks the Canterbury DHB employees who completed the recent Tangata Ora survey and asks everyone to be patient and kind when dealing with the hard-working call centre currently managing all manner of COVID-19 vaccination enquiries.

Other stories include updates on our Rangiora and Selwyn Health Hubs, important research on vitamin D in newborns, the digitisation of Community Service referrals, and more.

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

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