Infectious outbreaks

Infectious outbreaks


Canterbury SCL has and will continue to remain OPEN and operational during all levels of the COVID 19 response.

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 your GP for further instructions.

Referrers – follow this link for the latest HealthPathways COVID-19 information

You can also visit the Ministry of Health website or the government’s Unite Against COVID-19 website for up-to-date information.

Christchurch outbreak information

To see updates and news on recent and current infectious outbreaks in Christchurch visit the Canterbury Primary Response Group 


You can also visit the CDC website to read the latest HAN Guidance



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