Visiting hours are 1.00pm – 8.00pm, except for the following wards:
- Child and Adolescent Unit: Parents or a designated carer are able to be present 24 hours with other restrictions applying as detailed below.
- Maternity Unit: Visting hours are from 2pm-8pm.
- Birth Suite: Unrestricted but limited to two support persons.
- Special Care Nursery: Parents or a designated carer are able to be present 24 hours with other restrictions applying as detailed below.
The following restrictions are in place and may change based on local risk assessment and other factors such as COVID and/or other infectious disease outbreaks. Note, family meetings whereby the number of visitors can be up to six people can be arranged at the discretion of a senior medical consultant and the nurse/department manager.
Requirements Regarding Face Masks:
A level 2/Surgical Face Mask is now optional for all staff and members of the public, when in clinical and public-facing areas.
There are no mask requirements for:
- All public facing areas
- All clinical areas (unless caring for patients under transmission-based precautions)
Visitors and Patient/Clients should NOT attend GV Health for Treatment, Care or Appointments Not Requiring Overnight Admission if they:
- Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last seven (7) days; or
- Have not completed their full seven (7) day period since testing positive for COVID-19; or
- Have symptoms of a respiratory infection or
- The person has a temperature higher than 37.5 degrees and has symptoms of an acute respiratory infection (sore throat, cough, runny nose);
Patients attending the Emergency Department may be screened, temperature tested and required to attest to meeting the conditions of entry as noted above.
Visitors to Residential Aged Care and Care Facilities:
If symptomatic, visitors to residential aged care and sub-acute/rehabilitation services including mental health (excluding Wanyarra Acute Inpatient Unit) services are required to:
- Provide evidence that they have completed a negative result from a COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken on the same day the visitor attends to visit;
- Satisfactorily complete the required attestation questions that comply with the entry conditions;
- Where a visitor is aged under 18 years, a parent or guardian of the visitor may make the required declaration.
Asymptomatic Visitors are no longer required to provide evidence of a negative result from a COVID-19 rapid antigen test OR Complete attestation questions.
Asymptomatic Residents are no longer required to be routinely tested.
Note: GV Health will only provide rapid antigen tests for the purpose of visitor entry to its facilities under exceptional circumstances and solely at the discretion of GV Health.