Eyre and Far North Local Health Network response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Visiting hour changes for hospitals and aged care services

Visiting hours: 2.00pm – 3.00pm or 6.00pm – 7.00pm (Please negotiate any visits outside these times)

Amount of visitors: Two visitors per day
Each visitor must only visit once per day, either between 2.00pm -3.00pm or 6.00pm – 7.00pm.

Location of visit: Patients/residents room or outside

Visitors are not permitted if:

  • They have a cold/flu or are feeling unwell
  • They have returned from overseas Victoria, New South Wales or the ACT in the past 14 days
  • They have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days
  • They have a fever or symptoms of acute respiratory infection, e.g. cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath
  • They have acute unexplained loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • They have not been vaccinated against influenza after 1 May 2020 (aged care facilities only)

Please note: Visitors must practice physical distancing and remain 1.5m between each person. Phone calls and videos are encouraged.

Aged care residents

  • Residents in aged care units are now free to leave and return without restrictions.
  • Children of any age can now visit residential aged care facilities.
  • Residents can have up to two family members, friends or volunteers provide a social support visit each day and facilities can approve additional visits where appropriate.
  • From Friday 1 May, all staff and visitors to our residential aged care services must be vaccinated against seasonal influenza.

Surgeries and procedures

  • Elective surgeries have now resumed