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Anyone wanting their COVID-19 vaccination, whether that's your first or second, will be able to drop-in at the upcoming three clinics in Selwyn. The three community pop-up events organised by the Canterbury District Health Board and the Council will take place at:

  • 12pm – 6pm Wednesday 29 September, Rolleston Community Centre
  • 12pm – 6pm Thursday 30 September, Rolleston Community Centre
  • 9:30am – 2pm Friday 1 October, Lincoln Event Centre

No prior appointment is needed, just walk-in and get it done.

If you have an existing vaccine appointment, don’t worry, you can still come but just make sure you cancel the appointment so it becomes available to other people. The DHB will have staff on hand to assist with this if people would like to do this on the spot.

COVID-19 vaccination venues in Selwyn

To find where in Selwyn you can get a COVID-19 vaccination, visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-out in Canterbury and West Coast website.

On the Healthpoint website you can filter those venues that allow walk-ins without any prior bookings.


Council services during Alert Level 2

The majority of Council services have returned to normal operations.
Council facilities have reopened. There may be limits on the number of people able to enter public facilities.

  • The Council Rolleston Offices - open
  • Selwyn Libraries – open. Some programmes operating with Alert Level 2 restrictions. For a full list of programmes and services available visit the Selwyn Libraries website
  • All Recreation and Event Centres – open with some limits around programmes
  • Selwyn Aquatic Centre – open with restrictions. For a full list of these restrictions visit the Selwyn Aquatic Centre page
  • Selwyn Sports Centre – open. There will be limits to group fitness classes and no user groups.

Scanning or signing in is required at all Council facilities. NZ Covid Tracer App QR codes and registers will be available.

Face coverings are required in public areas of all Council facilities.

Please maintain 2m distance in all public areas

Contactless/card payments are preferred at Council facilities

Please continue to maintain good hygiene - particularly handwashing

If you're unwell

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Do not go to work or school. Do not socialise.
  • If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, call your doctor or Health line and get advice about being tested.

For all official government information on COVID-19 visit the national COVID-19 website. Or find a list of services and support available at the bottom of this page.

Advice and support is also available for Selwyn businesses. For further information and resources visit the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce.

Please remember - it's normal to feel a range of emotions at times of change and uncertainty. It's okay to not be okay. And it's okay to reach out for help. Call or text 1737 to talk to someone trained to help.

Find out what local restaurants, cafés and eateries operating under Alert Level 3.

Key services – summary

 Animal Control   

Issuing of new dog registration tags will resume. If you registered your dog but haven’t received the new dog tag yet, we suggest you keep the old blue 2020 tag on your dog until the new tag arrives.

To recognise the challenges COVID-19 measures have put on us and Selwyn dog owners, we have decided to extend the registration due date for the remaining unregistered dogs until 30 September 2021. Visit the dog registration web page for more information.

Building Inspections

New building inspection bookings can continue under Alert Level 2.

Please note that inspections booked before 18 August or for the period 20 August to 30 September have been cancelled, and will need to be rebooked to ensure customers can meet the safety requirements for Alert Level 2. Customers can rebook a cancelled date if they are still able to be ready on that date. Please help us catch up by only booking an inspection time if you can be ready by 7.30am on the inspection date.

For up to date information on inspection bookings keep an eye on our building page.

Council facilities

Council facilities will be reopening on Wednesday and Thursday. There may be restrictions on the number of people allowed in facilities.

This includes:

  • The Council Rolleston Offices - open
  • Selwyn Libraries – open. There will be no programmes running in libraries.
  • All Recreation and Event Centres – open with some limits around programmes
  • Selwyn Aquatic Centre – open. There will be no Learn to Swim programme this week.
  • Selwyn Sports Centre – open. There will be limits to group fitness classes and no user groups.

Contact tracing QR codes and sign-in books are in place at all Council facilities.

Scanning or signing in is required at all Council facilities.

Masks are required in all Council facilities.

Please keep physical distancing of at least one metre with others

Please continue to maintain good hygiene - particularly handwashing

Cemeteries - OPEN

Burials and interment will continue with restrictions on the number gathering at cemeteries. For a full list of these restrictions please see the Unite against COVID-19 website.

Face coverings are encouraged.

We understand it can be a difficult time with these restrictions. Please feel free to call our team who will be happy to help you as always. Call 0800 SELWYN (735 996) and ask for Cath.

Dog Parks - OPEN

Dog parks are open but please keep at least two-metres distance from other users at all times.

Mask wearing is encouraged.

Parks and Reserves  

Parks and reserves are open, but please maintain social distancing from other park users and wear a mask.

Playgrounds and hard surface sports areas - OPEN

Playgrounds and other hard surface sports areas are open, but please maintain safe distancing. Face coverings are encouraged.

Public Transort

Metro Canterbury has advised that:

  • Public transport will return to regular timetables
  • All seats may now be used, but no standing is allowed.
  • Face coverings are required
  • It is now mandatory to record your travel. Please scan the NZ COVID Tracer app using the QR code nearest your seat. If you are unable to scan the QR code, you can call 03 366 8855 to register your travel.

Pines Resource Recovery Park

Pines Resource Recovery Park is open to the public and bookings are no longer required. Scanning or signing in is required and face masks are encouraged.