From Monday 1 March 2021, there are changes to the number of visitors at all Royal Melbourne Hospital sites.
The following changes are effective from Monday 1 March for all Royal Melbourne Hospital sites:
- Up to 2 visitors at any one time
- Visitor restrictions may apply depending on the size of the patient room. Exceptions are in place for special circumstances and palliative care
- A mask is required
- Social distancing at the bedside is required
Visiting hours are 10am - 8pm with a rest period from 1.30 - 2.30pm.
We know these restrictions can be challenging and we understand each family's situation different. For exceptional circumstances we encourage families to speak to the Nurse in Charge before arriving for further advice.
Where possible phone calls and video chat are encouraged between patients and consumers and visitors.
This video explains some of the ways you can keep in touch with your loved ones while they are in our care:
Requirement for visitors and carers in all areas
Do not attend if you are unwell
- You will be screened for signs of COVID-19 when entering Royal Melbourne Hospital sites
- All visitors and essential carers will be required to wear surgical masks, which will be provided upon entering
- Maintain 1.5m distance from patients, employees and others
- Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment must be worn as directed by the nursing team
Coming to the Royal Melbourne Hospital?
If you are coming to a Royal Melbourne Hospital site, you can now register your visit and respond to the screening questions in advance. This will reduce the time spent in the queue to enter our services. Please pay attention to the questions regarding time spent in any hotspots.
Please show screening staff proof of your completed registration when you arrive.
Have you been in a COVID hotspot recently?
More information about Victoria’s red, orange and green zones is available on the Department of Health website.
The Department also lists locations that have been linked to COVID positive cases in Victoria. If you think you may been exposed or have been to these locations then please also contact the DHHS Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. Read the DH's website's update for more information.