From Friday 16 July 2021
New visitor guidelines following announcement of lockdown in Victoria
There are only 5 reasons to leave your home:
No visitors are allowed at LRH including the Macalister Unit.
There are exceptions for end-of-life reasons, as a partner or support person for birth, or a parent to accompany a child.
End-of-life: No limit on the number of visitors per day and no time limit (maximum of two with the patient at a time).
Maternity: A partner or support person of a woman in the birthing suite may stay for an unspecified time following birth but not overnight. Once the mother has been transferred to postnatal care, the partner or support person may visit each day.
Paediatric care: One parent or guardian may stay with the child for an unlimited time.
Any visitors outside these guidelines must be approved by a LRH Executive Director. Approved visitors will be allowed during the visiting times of either 10.30am-12.30pm or 4pm-6pm. Please note only 2 approved visitors will be allowed for the day.
Visitors must go straight to the area where the patient is located and stay with the patient at that site. Visitors and patients must not walk throughout the facilities unless it is for treatment purposes or to use the public amenities. All visitors will be required to wear a face mask.
Alternatives to visiting such as phone calls and video are encouraged where possible.
If you have any of the following symptoms:
please get tested for coronavirus.
If you become very unwell with COVID-19 symptoms outside of clinic hours, please contact the LRH Emergency Department for initial screening and advice. You may be required to attend the ED for testing and should take the necessary precautions such as wearing a mask.