Infectious outbreaks

Infectious outbreaks

Outbreak information in Christchurch

To see updates and news on recent and current infectious outbreaks in Christchurch please follow the link below to the Canterbury Primary Response Group:


Patients – please note that Canterbury SCL are unable to provide testing for suspected novel Coronavirus at our collection centres. 

If you are concerned, please contact Public Health for further instructions.

Public Health phone numbers are:

  • Christchurch 03 364 1777
  • Ashburton 03 307 6902

After Hours: (03) 364 0640 (whole region) and ask for the on-call Health Protection Officer.

For the latests news and updates on the Coronavirus visit the Ministry of Health website:

Visit the CDC website to read the latest HAN Guidance

Referrers – Click on the link below to read information about testing guidelines for Coronavirus

 Laboratory Testing for Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov)


For general information about the Measles disease including signs and symptoms please follow the link below to the National Measles and Rubella Laboratory: