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:

Adult Community Referral Centre (ACRC)

The Adult Community Referral Centre (ACRC) is the gateway to services provided by the Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Community teams.

Some subsidised services are available to help people remain independent and in their own home. You can be referred to Adult Community Referral Centre (ACRC) through your general practice (GP).

If you are having difficulty with day to day tasks around the home, cooking, or with personal care please discuss this with your GP who will make a referral to the Needs Assessment Team (NASC), via ACRC.

Dedicated, caring teams at Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation work with adults and other community support providers to provide home support and psychiatric/geriatric services including assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Page last updated: 1 December 2020

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