For the safety of patients, staff and doctors, visitors to our hospitals and sites are restricted. If you are unsure about any of the information below, please contact the relevant site

Patient visitors

All visitors are required to have their temperature checked.

Hours of entry are 10.30am-12.30pm or 5-7pm only.

  • There is a limit of one visit per day by two (2) visitors at one time, who must be immediate family, next of kin or a carer and over 16 years of age.
  • Visitors to maternity wards are restricted to one (1) person for the duration of the admission (partner or significant other only).
  • COVID-19 positive patients, or those awaiting test results, are not allowed visitors.
  • No entry if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not fully recovered and discharged from isolation.
  • Further restrictions may apply at the discretion of clinical care staff at each site.

We recognise the importance of keeping patients and loved ones in contact and encourage other ways like phone, FaceTime and Skype.


Maternity patient visitors

In addition to the above restrictions, only your partner or support person may visit our maternity patients, which unfortunately means siblings are not allowed in.

We have also suspended the following programs:

  • inpatient classes
  • night nursery
  • Park Hyatt Melbourne stays (Epworth Freemasons only)

Partners or support people are not permitted if they have a fever, cough, sore throat, breathing difficulties or wheezing, headache or any other signs of respiratory infection. We encourage designated maternity visitors to avoid coming and going from the hospital.


All other visitors

  • General access is not permitted
  • If you have an appointment, please go directly to the location
  • ALL contractors and suppliers must sign in at security before entering hospital

DO NOT ENTER if you have travelled in the past 14 days OR are experiencing these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Breathing difficulties or wheezing
  • Headache
  • Any other signs of respiratory infection

There are posters displayed in all areas advising visitors of restrictions.

Hand hygiene stations are placed all over the hospital. Please clean your hands as you enter and leave.