Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Visiting hour changes for hospitals and aged care services
Visiting hours: Acute and Aged Care Sites
Amount of visitors: up to two visitors per patient/ resident (one visit per day for Aged Care – unless prior approval obtained)
Duration: 8am -8pm
Location of visit: Patients/residents rooms or outdoors (Aged Care Residents)
Visitors are not permitted if:
- They have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days
- They have a fever or symptoms of an acute respiratory infection, for example, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath
- Travelled from overseas, Victoria, New South Wales or the ACT in the past 14 days (exception may be granted on compassionate grounds)
- Have not been vaccinated against seasonal influenza (aged care sites only – infants <6 months of aged are exempt from this requirement )
Please note: Visitors are encouraged to practice physical distancing and remain 1.5m between each person.
Surgeries and procedures
- Elective surgeries have now resumed
Aged care services
- Aged Care residents are now able to leave aged care facilities and return without restriction.
- Children of any age can also now visit residential aged care facilities. If they are aged 6 months and over, they must have had their flu vaccine.
- Residents can have up to two family members, friends or volunteers providing a social support visit each day