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:

Canterbury DHB to pilot drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations for essential workers

Friday 20 August 2021Media release1 minute to read

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Canterbury DHB is preparing to pilot a drive-thru vaccination clinic for essential workers

Canterbury DHB is preparing to pilot a drive-thru vaccination clinic in the Christchurch Arena car park on Sunday.

Around 120 essential workers have been invited to be vaccinated as part of this weekend’s pilot.

Canterbury COVID-19 vaccination events lead, Dr Satish Mistry, says all drive-thru vaccinations are strictly by appointment only to allow the team to begin to focus on getting our essential workers vaccinated.

“There’s been a huge amount of planning to get a drive-thru clinic set up in such a short amount of time and I’d like to acknowledge the outstanding work of the staff involved.

“It’s fantastic that we’re now in a position to begin to offer protection to our essential workers who continue to do an amazing job on the frontline at all alert levels,” says Satish.

If successful, the drive-thru will open to more essential workers next week. Employers of essential workers are being provided with booking instructions and a booking code allowing their employees to book into the drive-thru event.



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