Another case of Covid-19 has been reported in Christchurch bringing the total number of cases in the city to three.
The Ministry of Health announced the new case at 1pm today.
A spokesperson said the case recently travelled to the North Island and a probable link to another case is being investigated.
"Every new case is an urgent reminder to get tested if you're feeling unwell. Testing at high numbers will help to minimise and contain the spread of Covid-19 in Christchurch."
They said there is good testing capacity across the city today and over the weekend.
Testing locations throughout Canterbury can be found on the Canterbury DHB website.
Yesterday there were more than 2700 community tests processed and more than 3200 vaccinations given.
84 per cent of Cantabrians are fully vaccinated.
It comes after a second positive case was announced in the city yesterday. They are a household contact of the first case.
Both people flew to Christchurch from Auckland on Flight NZ1295 on November 13 after attending an event.
Two more locations of interest have been added to the Ministry of Health, there are now a total of five.
The locations are:
• Bus 3, fleet 2976, Airport to Interchange - November 13 2.30pm-3.15pm.
• Bus 5, fleet 5471, Interchange to Eastgate Mall - November 13 3pm-3.30pm.
• Christchurch Airport - November 13 between 1.30pm-2.30pm.
• Countdown Eastgate - November 13 between 3.15pm-3.45pm and November 15 on 11.30am-12pm.
• Eastgate Shopping Centre - November 13 between 3.15pm-3.45pm and November 15 between 11.30am-12pm
Visitor access to all Canterbury DHB health facilities continue to be restricted.
The following visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB hospitals and health facilities:
• All visitors need to scan in using the Covid-19 Tracer App or sign in on arrival and provide their contact details
• All visitors must wear a mask or fabric face covering – please bring your own
• All visitors are expected to practice safe physical distancing. You should remain two metres away from people you don't know
• Everyone, including visitors should practise good hand hygiene
• Visitors who are unwell should not be entering our facilities.
• Visiting hours for Christchurch Hospital are from 11am – 1pm and 3pm – 8pm, with only one person visiting at a time
• Exceptions: Charge Nurse Managers can assess requests on a case by case basis. For example, exceptions will be considered on compassionate grounds including for end of life care
• Emergency Department – one support person only to accompany someone presenting to ED
• For children: Paediatric wards (including CHOC) – two caregivers can accompany their child
• Anyone with planned/elective surgery or an outpatient appointment should turn up as planned – if there's any change to your appointment we'll contact you directly.
Due to the ongoing need to maintain physical distancing, support people will only be allowed at Christchurch Outpatients by exception only. If you need a support person with you at your appointment, please call the number on your outpatient appointment letter to arrange this.