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.

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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:

COVID-19 testing locations over Christmas weekend

Friday 24 December 2021Canterbury DHB News2 minutes to read

COVID-19 testing locations over Christmas weekend

Locations of interest in relation to today’s case will be posted to the Ministry of Health website.

Every new COVID-19 positive case is an urgent reminder to get tested if you’re feeling unwell. Testing at high numbers will help to minimise and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Christchurch.

Access to COVID testing will still be available over the Christmas weekend. Community based testing locations throughout Canterbury can be found on the Canterbury DHB and Healthpoint websites. The 24 Hour Surgery is not a COVID-19 testing centre.

Orchard Road COVID-19 testing centre, 174 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch (near Airport) is open on CHRISTMAS DAY from 8:00AM to 12:00PM. and then on BOXING DAY from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Whānau Ora Community Clinic, 250 Pages Road, Wainoni, Christchurch is open on CHRISTMAS DAY from 10:00AM to 2:00PM and then on BOXING DAY from 9.00am to 3.30pm.

If you have been at a location of interest and remain symptom free then monitor your symptoms for 14 days and get a test if you start to feel unwell or are asked to get tested because you are a close contract.

It is still possible to get your COVID-19 vaccination. If you haven’t had your first dose yet, or are overdue for your second dose, check to see which vaccination clinics are open in Canterbury this Christmas weekend.



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