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:

Canterbury DHB does not charge for COVID-19 vaccinations. If anyone asks for money, it’s a scam.

Sunday 19 September 2021Media release1 minute to read

Canterbury DHB does not charge for COVID-19 vaccinations. If anyone asks for money, it's a scam.

Police have received reports of two people going door-to-door in Christchurch offering COVID-19 vaccinations for a fee

This is not a legitimate service. Anyone approached in this manner should call 105 immediately.

The following statement has been issued by the Ministry of Health, 19 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccinations are being offered free to every eligible New Zealander who chooses to receive them. All vaccinations are being led by locally by District Health Boards and are delivered by healthcare service providers in their communities, such as GPs, pharmacies, whanau ora and other legitimate providers.

Therefore, anyone trying to charge for vaccinations, or arriving unannounced and going door to door claiming to be from the Ministry of Health and offering vaccinations is not legitimate. This is a scam and should be reported to Police.

While in some cases, home vaccinations may be being offered by DHBs for those unable to make it to a clinic, this would not occur without prior contact from their healthcare provider. 

Remember, COVID-19 vaccinations are completely free.



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