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 5 July 2021

Monday 5 July 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

CEO UpdateIn this edition of the CEO Update

In today’s update Peter celebrates the fact that Māia Health Foundation is turning five and to mark the event, gifting it forward to help raise money to buy 20 special chairs for the Maternity ward at Christchurch Women’s Hospital. Congratulations are in order for 11 nurses who marked the completion of their NETP year in our MIQ facilities and kudos to the Youth Advisory Council members who are working on some great health initiatives. Also in today’s update, Peter and some Canterbury DHB leaders hosted representatives from the Rātā Foundation and Māia Health Foundation on the helipad on the roof of Waipara and Christchurch Hospital Dermatologist Caroline Mahon has been offering additional support to GPs and patients with ‘virtual consultations’.

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

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