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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visitors are able to attend our facilities in Metro South Health. Please refer to the visiting restrictions for more information.

Find out where to get tested at one of our fever clinic locations, where to get vaccinated, our COVID-19 response and read the latest Queensland Government information.

Visiting hours

Visitors are able to attend our facilities in Metro South Health.

Please refer to our hospital visitor restrictions for current information on visitation restrictions at our facilities and mask requirements. If you have any symptoms or are concerned about your exposure to COVID-19, you can visit one of the fever clinic locations in Metro South.


At QEII Hospital

Visitors are welcome between the hours of 8am and 8pm. Some limitations are in place for Outpatients and Intensive Care Units. Please call ahead to confirm.

  • Each patient may have:
    • Two people per patient (there are no age restrictions)
    • For two hours per day (between 8am and 8pm)

Please note: If this does not suit family, cultural or community expectations, please advise staff so needs can be accommodated.

Mask requirements / Physical distancing

All patients and visitors/support persons (where tolerated) must maintain physical distancing where possible and wear a face mask, if safe to do so, if they cannot stay 1.5m apart from other people. Density rules allow one person per two square metres (2m2). You will be required to check in using the Check in Qld app when visiting the hospital. Hospital staff need to adhere to appropriate PPE requirements.

You must not visit hospital if you:

  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
  • have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • have been overseas (excluding safe travel zone countries) or visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days 
  • are waiting on COVID-19 test results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)
  • are unwell in any way, particularly with a fever, cough, sore throat and shortness of breath
  • are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, unless their quarantine period has ended
  • have been to an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days.

Exemptions

We understand that there may be situations that will need special consideration and ask that you call ahead with staff in your ward/area.

Exceptions may be granted for patients in:

  • Palliative/End-of-life care
  • Intensive Care.

Other exemptions may be granted for emergency or other compassionate grounds.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Last updated 8 October 2021
Last reviewed 8 October 2021