COVID-19 update: Friday, 26 February 2021
As we now transition to COVID-normal, we’re able to extend visiting hours at our hospitals from Saturday, 27 February 2021. While we do need to follow physical distancing rules in patient rooms and other confined spaces, we welcome you to visit your loved ones between these hours:
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Anyone with symptoms (eg sore throat, cough, fever), close contacts of COVID-19 cases and returned internal travellers are excluded from visiting.
COVID-safe practices still apply: please wear an Epworth-supplied mask inside our hospitals and practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene.
Changes to patient COVID-19 testing.
We no longer require patients to have a COVID-19 test.
We will continue to screen all patients for COVID-19 signs and symptoms.
If a patient screens positive prior to their admission or during their stay, they will be required to have a COVID-19 test and self-isolate until the result is known.
To ensure the safety of patients, doctors and staff, screening processes for patients will continue, including pre-admission screening, and again, on presentation to hospital.
Please see our screening requirements so you can inform your patients of the screening questions.
We recognise the importance of keeping patients and loved ones in contact and encourage other ways like phone, FaceTime and Skype.