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There is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare and staff and visitors are no longer required to wear masks. Additional PPE such as face masks may still be required in certain areas of a health facility or hospital.
Visitors are welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by:
Please note, there is no longer a requirement for visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, or to wait 7 days after arriving from overseas.
COVID-19 Testing: If you have any symptoms or are a close contact, you can collect a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) from Metro South Health sites.
Visitors are not permitted for patients who are in areas where COVID-19 patients are cared for including zones, beds or wards.
Exemptions may be granted in some circumstances. For example, if the patient:
Visitors to a COVID-19 designated area may be permitted for the purpose of an end-of-life visit at the discretion of the hospital.
Please note: Staff do their best to accommodate visitors and support people while maintaining physical distancing, however this may not always be possible in areas with limited space. To protect patients and staff when physical distancing cannot be maintained, visitors and support people may be asked to wait in another area. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for your support in keeping patients, staff and our community safe.