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 30 August 2021

Monday 30 August 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

As most of the country prepares to move from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 we must not lose sight of the precautionary measures we all have to take to protect ourselves and our community from COVID-19, not the least of which is getting vaccinated. In this week’s update, we look at fascinating data from overseas on the efficacy of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the enormous difference it makes in preventing serious symptoms, hospitalisation and death. We’re charging forward with vaccinations here in Canterbury thanks to the collective efforts of a lot of hard-working people.

Also in this edition, we look at the Lyttleton Port Company’s high vaccination success and take a fantastic behind-the-scenes tour of Canterbury Linen Services (CLS).

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

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