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:


Welcome to LinKIDS Canterbury

LinKIDS helps connect families to health services in the Canterbury region.

All preschool children in New Zealand are eligible to receive certain publicly funded Health services. Your child/children may be eligible for a variety of health services such as General Practice care, immunisation, oral health services, getting ready for school and general health and wellbeing care.


The LinKIDS Team oversee the coordination of the following services:

If you are a new family to New Zealand
You can download and read about how we can help you in our LinKIDS Brochure (500KB, PDF)

If you are a GP in Canterbury
You can download and read our LinKIDS letter of introduction for General Practices in Canterbury (100KB, PDF).

Contact us

The LinKIDS team is here to help you and your family connect with services, so if you have any questions around access to services please contact us.

Freephone: 0800 555 121 and leave a message, we will return your call.

Page last updated: 19 January 2021

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