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 28 June 2021

Monday 28 June 2021CEO Update2 minutes to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

In this update Peter reminds us how important it is to scan in using the QR codes, particularly after the recent COVID-19 scare in Wellington. He shares his experience meeting with the Clerical Admin Team Leads, our Māori health staff, our Specialist Mental Health Service leadership team and the Medical Physics and Bioengineering team. All groups doing amazing work. As we continue to hit COVID-19 milestones, a small DHB crew will be heading to the Chatham Islands this week to administer some first doses to Aotearoa’s most isolated community. Peter also reminds us that the Canterbury DHB staff flu vaccinations will begin next week, on 8 July.

Also in this edition Hector Matthews explains Matariki, we have an update on the call out for baby beanies, we learn about how Burwood Hospital is ‘rethinking rehab’ and recognise the efforts of more hospital volunteers.

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

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