We encourage everyone to keep up to date with the latest locations and outbreaks listed on the Department of Health website - https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/case-locations-and-outbreaks-covid-19. Anyone that has visited these locations during the times indicated should get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the results.


Visiting hours

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 Wednesday, 31 March 2021 
 Epworth Eastern
  • 10am- 7pm
 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.


Patient screening

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.

It is a patient’s responsibility to be vigilant and honest to prevent putting themselves, other patients and staff at significant risk.

Please see our screening requirements so you can inform your patients of the screening questions.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Please refer and adhere to the latest PPE Information. We will be monitoring stock levels daily.