Current visitor restrictions

Last update: Monday 18 July

Visitor restrictions 

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.

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, St Vincent’s Hospital on the Park, St George’s and Caritas Christi  

From Thursday 12 May 2022, visitor restrictions in the overnight areas at Fitzroy campus, St Vincent’s Hospital on the Park, St George’s and Caritas Christi include:

  • A maximum of two visitors at a time, with a maximum of two visitors per day
  • Visiting hours are from 12pm to 7pm (from 10am to 8pm at Caritas Christi) 
  • All visitors are required to wear a N95 mask..

Residential Aged Care

From Friday 1 July 2022, visitor restrictions at our residential aged care sites include:

  • Visiting hours are from 10am to 7pm
  • A maximum of two visitors at a time (additional visitors may be granted provided physical distancing guidance can be maintained and by prior arrangement with the Manager/Nurse in Charge)
  • All visitors are required to wear a surgical mask for their visit
  • All visitors must attest to a negative RAT* prior to entry and complete the attestation prior to entry

* Negative RAT must be taken on the same day as the visit

Compassionate grounds

Visits will be approved on compassionate grounds when:

  • A patient is receiving end of life care 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 for end of life care 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
  • Recently returned from overseas travel and are restricted from entry to hospital and aged care facilities as per Department of Health guidelines
  • Are currently required to isolate as a Household Close Contact
  • A temperature over 37.5 degrees or symptoms of acute respiratory infection

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