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:

WellNow Canterbury – Spring 2020

Monday 16 November 2020WellNow Canterbury Magazine2 minutes to read

WellNow Magazine - November 2020WellNow Canterbury is our community health magazine that goes to every mailbox in Canterbury and the Chatham Islands twice a year. This ‘A Snapshot of How We Are Doing' doing edition demonstrates how we are meeting the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s requirements that DHBs give an account for the quality of their services, providing a snapshot of how our health system is meeting Canterbury’s health needs, and showcases our
work to improve services and standards of care.

How we measure up

This online-only version of WellNow also features a How we measure up section, charting our performance against the national health targets, the quality and safety markers as set by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, and other key measures.

Highlighted stories

Waipapa (Christchurch Hospital Hagley) opens in November 2020: Take a ‘walk’ through some of the highlights, in pictures.

Te Whare Whetū (House of Stars): The health benefits of reconnecting Māori health consumers with their whakapapa
A programme run by and predominantly for Māori, Te Whare Whetū helps people explore their whakapapa (cultural identity), build important links with their whānau and community, and improve their mental health.

Canterbury joins the National Bowel Screening Programme: Over the next two years 90,000 people aged from 60-74 years will receive a free bowel screening test kit in the mail. All they need to do is complete the test and return it in the packaging provided. During its first year alone, the programme will detect bowel cancer in 100 people who didn’t know they had it, enabling it to be treated earlier and with a much better chance of a good health outcome.

You can read the full online magazine in two different formats:

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