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 29 November 2021

Monday 29 November 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

This week we are preparing for more changes including the introduction of the COVID-19 Protection Framework and the new Traffic Light System. Vaccine passes will become a requirement for entry to many events and locations across the country this week.  The COVID-19 Community Hub and Care in the Community teams are gearing up to manage the needs of people who will self-isolate at home if diagnosed with COVID-19, and our seventh Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facility will open here in Christchurch

Also, in this edition, we share the heart-warming Cuddle Hearts initiative and call for crafty Cantabs who enjoy sewing to help out. We mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities and introduce a comprehensive new Canterbury DHB breastfeeding policy.

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

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