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 26 July 2021

Monday 26 July 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

In today’s update, Canterbury DHB staff are honoured at the launch of the Christchurch Invitation: Mahia Te Aroha. We’re still facing significant demand due to RSV cases and Peter recognises the service of Jackson in our Security team.

Also in this edition is the ongoing recovery after the terrible Buller floods. Launching ‘Care for Coasters’, we’re calling out for donations so we can send some much-needed goodies and aroha to our West Coast whānau.

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

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