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VISITORS

Important Update: Due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreaks, our visitor restrictions have changed. Across our four sites, we are unable to permit any visitor who has been in any exposure site within Victoria until completion of DHHS quarantine and testing requirements. A list of current VIC exposure sites can be found here

Additionally any visitor who has returned from an affected area in NSW must not visit until completing the 14 day isolation period and obtaining a negative COVID19 test result.

Visitors who have been in the Greater Brisbane area on or after 2 January 2021 (Brisbane City, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay and Redlands City) will not be permitted entry. Any person who has returned from the area must be tested and self isolate as per the DHHS requirements.

Close contacts of a person from any affected area are also asked not to visit until a negative COVID19 test result has been obtained.  These changes are to help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

Due to the emerging number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria, our visitor restrictions have changed, effective from midnight Wednesday 6 January 2021.

General Visitor Restriction Changes:

  • Two visitors, once per day, between 3 pm-8 pm
  • Maximum visit duration: One hour

ICU:

  • Two visitors, once per day, between 3 pm-8 pm
  • Maximum visit duration: One hour

Day Surgery & Day Oncology:

  • No visitors due to social distance space requirements
  • One visitor to assist with discharge requirements as needed

Consulting Suites:

  • One support person (dependents may attend if required).

 

Additionally, to comply with the Victorian DHHS COVID-19 Guidelines; visitors to the hospital must undergo a temperature check, answer screening questions and provide their contact details to be permitted entry 

Visitors will not be allowed to enter SVPHW hospitals if they:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results, and have not met the criteria for discharge from isolation
  • Have arrived in Australia from overseas within the past 14 days
  • Have had known contact with someone who has COVID-19 
  • Have a temperature above 37.5 degrees 
  • Have symptoms of acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or loss of taste)