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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 www.vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz 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:

Health warning lifted at Glen Bay, Akaroa

Saturday 6 February 2021Media release2 minutes to read

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Health warning  – algal bloom in Lake Pegasus

Health warning lifted at Glen Bay, Akaroa

MEDIA RELEASE: Health warning lifted at Glen Bay, Akaroa

6 February 2021

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its health warning at Glen Bay, Akaroa.

Latest water testing results show faecal bacteria levels in Glen Bay are now below guideline values and the health warning issued on 26 January 2021has been removed with the water in Glen Bay now suitable for recreational use.

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says “This is great news for swimmers and other recreational water users in Glen Bay who would have been avoiding the water following the high levels of enterococci, from an unknown contamination source. They can now get back in the water without the risk of illness.”

When a health warning is in place, water quality at affected sites is not considered suitable for recreational uses including swimming because of the risk to health from the bacteria and other pathogens that could be present.

Water contaminated by human or animal faecal bacteria may contain a range of disease causing micro-organisms such as viruses, bacteria and protozoa. 

“In most cases the ill-health effects from exposure to contaminated water are minor and short-lived.  However, there is the potential for more serious diseases, such as hepatitis A, giardia, cryptosporosis, campylobacter and salmonella,” Dr Brunton says.

For further information visit:

https://www.lawa.org.nz/explore-data/canterbury-region/  

Or contact Community and Public Health on (03) 364 1777:

https://www.cph.co.nz/your-health/recreational-water/

For more information about Mahinga Kai:

https://www.cph.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/saf0112.pdf

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