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 31 May 2021

Monday 31 May 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

This week Peter talks about the wild weekend weather and reflects on his visit last week to the teams in Ashburton where he was most impressed by the Rural Health Academic Centre.

Marking World Smokefree Day today (31 May), we are encouraged to do all we can to assist our loved ones to give up smoking. Details of the plans and preparation for the 9 June nurses’ strike includes a call out for volunteers to assist on the day.

Other stories include a tribute to a wonderful colleague, a visit from the Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw and the appointment of Canterbury DHB’s first Pacific Advisor, Amanaki Misa.

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

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