Current visitor restrictions

Last updated: Thursday 10 June 2021

The following restrictions will remain in place from Friday 11 June 

While Victoria's COVID restrictions will be eased from 11:59 pm on Thursday 10 June, visitor restrictions will stay in place across all St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne sites. These visitor restrictions are to help keep our patients and staff safe as we work to overcome this latest outbreak. 

Visitor restrictions are currently in place across all St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne sites. These changes are to help keep our patients and visitors stay safe.

All St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne sites

Visitors will not be permitted, except on compassionate grounds for end of life care and care of a person with disability.

We understand this may cause disappointment but the safety of our patients, staff, and the community is our highest priority.

If you have any concerns or need more information, please speak with the Nurse in Charge for further advice. 

Compassionate grounds

Visits will be approved on compassionate grounds when:

  • A patient is at the end-of-life or there is a serious and sudden change to a patient’s condition/health/illness, which is life-threatening.
  • A patient is living with disability and requires a disability support worker or carer.

When visits on compassionate grounds are approved:

  • Visiting hours are not restricted.
  • A maximum of two visitors can be with the patient at any one time.

If you are granted entry on compassionate grounds, as a condition of entry you must

  • Not visit if you're unwell
  • Be screened for signs of COVID-19 on entry
  • Register on entry
  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain a 1.5m physical distance from others
  • Follow all instructions at all times
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Visitors will not be allowed entry if they have

  • Tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results, and have not met the criteria for discharge from isolation
  • Arrived in Australia from overseas within the past 14 days
  • Recently come into contact with a person who has a confirmed case of coronavirus
  • A temperature over 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection