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:

Site Visiting hours: effective Saturday, 27 February 2021 
 Epworth Eastern
  • 10am- 8pm
 Epworth Freemasons
  • 10am-7pm
  • Maternity: 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm
 Epworth Geelong
  • 10am-8pm
  • Maternity: 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm
 Epworth Rehabilitation and Mental Health
  • 3pm–7pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: 10am-7pm
 Epworth Richmond
  • 10am-7pm

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.


We continue to do everything possible to minimise potential exposure to COVID-19 in our hospitals and need you and your family’s help for us all to stay safe.

Things may look different in areas of our maternity hospital at the moment, but rest assured that the same excellence in care remains. We will continue to do all we can to support you before, during and after your baby’s birth.

Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Geelong Maternity Units is now welcoming a limited number of visitors, each day, into their postnatal rooms. For the latest restrictions, please click on the relevant link:

Maternity COVID-19 testing details and other FAQs (Epworth Freemasons) (PDF, 324KB)

We have developed online alternatives for you to tour our facilities at Epworth Freemasons and Epworth Geelong. Childbirth Education classes have also been shaped into an online learning package.

Don’t hesitate to call our maternity liaison on 9418 8300 (Freemasons) or 5271 8322 (Geelong) for queries about your stay and for medical concerns please speak with your doctor or call our birth suite.

We continue to monitor changes, so please keep an eye out for the latest information on our website and social media.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Epworth!