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Last update: 3:04pm 25.01.2022
RED - What you need to know
Effective December 2 2021, the traffic light system (COVID-19 Protection Framework) is in place to protect Aotearoa.
Canterbury is currently at RED.
During all traffic light settings, My Vaccine Pass is not required for access to essential health care.
Purapura Whetu continues to operate under RED as below.
- We are accepting new referrals.
- Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street and the Phillipstown Community Hub are open, as well as our Māui Clinic (see below).
- Some group programmes and face to face sessions have been modified or remain cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates.
- Our staff can support whānau via face to face, phone, and video calling.
- Our free helpline 0800 4 WHETU is available Mon to Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.
If you visit our sites, please follow these guidelines.
- Stay at home if you are unwell and get advice from your GP or Healthline about having a test.
- Scan in and sign in and out of our sites.
- Wear a face covering.
- Keep 2 metres apart from others.
- Practice good hygiene - wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into your elbow.
Māui Clinic @ South City
COVID-19 Vaccine Centre
To make a booking for you and your whānau to be vaccinated against COVID-19, book online at:
The clinic is located in South City Shopping Centre, Shop 15, 555 Colombo Street, Christchurch.
Māui Clinic @ South City is a collaboration between Purapura Whetu, He Waka Tapu and the CDHB (Canterbury District Health Board).
Stories from the community
Memphis & Brooklyn
Wendy chose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at a marae clinic to help protect her whānau, and explains what the vaccination experience was like for her.
Trish got vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect herself as a vulnerable person living with asthma, and those she comes into contact with through her everyday work.