Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information for patients and visitors

What to expect if you have an upcoming admission or want to visit a loved one in hospital.

17 Mar 2020

Updated 10 July 2020

Information for patients

Elective surgeries are being reintroduced in line with State guidelines, in addition to our continued focus on providing urgent care.

If your previously postponed surgery can now be scheduled, or there are any changes to your upcoming surgery, your specialist will be in touch to discuss this with you.

If you have:

  • flu-like symptoms
  • temperature greater than 37.5 degrees
  • travelled overseas or interstate in the last 14 days
  • been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19

contact the hospital for further advice.

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to the virus please call ahead.

Visitor restrictions

We are continuing to limit the number visitors we welcome into our hospitals, in line with state guidelines. Select the hospital you are attending to see more details about restrictions currently in place:




You can get the most up to date information and guidelines relating to visitors at your state’s department of health website:

All visitors can expect to be screened on entry and cannot visit if they:

  • have travelled within 14 days of the planned visit
  • have recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus
  • are feeling unwell.

While some COVID-19 restrictions are being gradually eased, we are maintaining our precautionary measures to help keep our patients safe and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you in advance for your support of this.

More information

Call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.