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Visiting Patients During  COVID 19 Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions

Contact the Nurse Unit Manager during business hours, or the Nurse In Charge out of hours,

for further information. Phone: 54 855 000

HEALTH SERVICE ENTRY RESTRICTIONS

Visiting Hospitals & Aged Care Facilities

The Chief Health Officer’s has implemented a lockdown across Victoria.

Visiting people in Victorian Hospitals and Residential Aged Care Facilities will be restricted according to the following guidelines and COVID Safe practices.

COVID Safe practices for visitors include:

  • Complete QR Code details on entry to the building each time
  • Wear a face mask at all times if over 12 years of age
  • People of any age can visit, but
  • Do not visit if you are unwell or have a temperature
  • Keep 1.5 metres apart at all times, even whilst wearing a mask
  • Use hand sanitiser or wash your hands upon entry to building, entering & leaving a patient room, after using lifts or handrails
  • Limit movement around the health service where possible
  • Follow visiting rules set by the hospital (due to room capacity limit)
  • Limit of two people visiting in a single room at any one time
  • Limit of two people in palliative care suites at any one time
  • Limit of two people in the birth suites at any one time

You must not visit if you have:

  • Arrived or returned from overseas in the last 14 days
  • Visited a Tier 1 exposure site within the last 14 days
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting results
  • Had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results
  • A temperature higher than 37.5 degrees on arrival
  • Respiratory symptoms in keeping with COVID 19 such as;
    • Breathlessness or breathing difficulties
    • Cough or sore throat
    • Fatigue or tiredness

VISITING GUIDELINES

UPDATED

Restrictions to visiting hospitals are still in place, with a couple of minor changes.

All visitors must now be fully vaccinated (2 doses).

Unvaccinated visitors must show evidence of a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on the day of their visit, and wear an N95 mask whilst in the building.

You may be asked to provide evidence of vaccination on arrival.

One (or 2 where indicated) visitors are allowed in the following circumstances and must be planned with the ward in advance.

  • During end of life care and in the event of a life threatening illness (2 visitors at a time)
  • To provide essential care and support for emotional and physical wellbeing, which cannot be provided by the healthcare team
  • To support people with mental illness or dementia
  • To support children less than 18 years (one or both parents/carers)
  • To support women during pregnancy and childbirth
  • To support discharge planning and day of discharge communication
  • To support people attending appointments or day treatment

 

Glanville Village:

The following are new entry requirements for care facilities:

    • Visitor hours are between 10:00am and 6:00pm daily.
    • Residents at care facilities can have up to five visitors per day if the visitors show evidence of a negative result from a rapid antigen test taken at the care facility on the same day of the visit.
    • If rapid antigen tests cannot be obtained, the resident may have up to two visitors a day.
    • All visits must take place in residents’ bedrooms.
    • Visitors must wear an N95 at all time when on site. Under no circumstances are they to be removed. These will be provided by Glanville Village.
    • Do not visit if you have a fever OR chills OR acute respiratory infection (e.g., cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss or changes in sense of smell or taste) headache, myalgia, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or have been a close contact with a person diagnosed COVID-19 positive.
    • For end of life visits, please contact the facility for additional information.

 

For enquiries for Glanville  Village, please call (03) 5485 5465.