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 9 August 2021

Monday 9 August 2021CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update

Peter offers his heartfelt thanks for the generous ‘Care for Coasters’ donations which were delivered to the West Coast last Friday. There’s an update on our COVID-19 vaccination milestones, including 200,000 doses administered and 53 clinics operating in Canterbury. The Prime Minister features in Peter’s video this week as part of her visit to the Māui vaccination hub in Hornby and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas Holidays!

Also in this edition, we hear first-hand about the COVID-19 crisis in Fiji, there’s an update on the Selwyn Health Hub and great news from the Māia Health Foundation as the birthday fundraising exceeds all expectations.

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

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