COVID-19 changes to visiting our hospitals
Updated 31 July 2021
Increased restrictions are in place for south East Queensland from 4pm, Saturday 31 July 2021.
Visitors are restricted across all Metro North Health facilities. You can only visit someone in hospital if you are:
- the parent, guardian or carer for a patient under the age of 18
- visiting a patient who is at their end of life
- a partner and/or support person for a patient admitted for care related to their pregnancy
- support worker or informal carer (including family and friends) providing support for someone with a disability.
Any person permitted to enter a hospital must not enter, or remain on, the premises without wearing a face mask. You also must not visit our hospitals if you have been to an interstate hotspot or COVID-19 exposure venue in the last 14 days, even if you have returned a negative COVID-19 test.
Standard COVID-19 visitor restrictions still apply at this facility. This means you must not visit this facility if:
- You are unwell
- You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate or home-quarantine
- You have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results (unless your test has been taken in accordance with a surveillance testing obligation)
- You have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
- You have a fever (37.5 degrees or more) or history of fever (e.g. nights sweats, chills) or acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat), runny nose, vomiting or nausea, diarrhoea, loss of smell or loss of taste.
- You have returned from overseas (other than a safe travel zone country), an interstate exposure venue or a hotspot in the last 14 days and do not have an exemption to visit.
If you are unsure if visitor restrictions apply to you – please call ahead and ask the ward or facility before you arrive.