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:

Riccarton Clinic

Riccarton Clinic provides triaged walk-in access for urgent medical and accident treatments during our extended hours of operation, from 8am to 8pm, every day.

If you think you have broken a bone, the clinic also has a specialised fracture service instead of going to hospital.

Please note: Kids under 14 have free medical visits after hours (after 6pm weekdays and during weekends) and Community Services Card holders pay less.

Its less than 5km to Christchurch Hospital if your condition changes and the Unichem Riccarton Clinic Pharmacy is next to the clinic and open 8.30am to 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 8.30pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Page last updated: 14 December 2020

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