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