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Visitor guidelines for CALHN sites

We are working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our patients and staff safe.

From Monday, 9 May 2022 visitor guidelines at all CALHN sites will change.

The visitor guidelines apply to all CALHN hospital sites including:

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
  • Statewide Rehabilitation Services
  • Glenside Health Services


COVID-19 visitor guidelines

Effective from 9 May 2022.

While it is vital to prevent COVID outbreaks in healthcare settings, we also recognise the importance of visitors and support people for patient and family wellbeing.

Each patient can have one person accompany them onsite to provide support and companionship.

All site visitors may be required to wear PPE to help keep our staff and patients safe.

Current visitor guidelines are as follows:

  • Adult general inpatients are allowed two visitors per patient per day.
  • End of life patients are allowed up to two visitors at a time and up to six visitors in 24 hours with no time limit; one can stay overnight.
  • Emergency Department patients can have a visitor accompany them in the Emergency Department.
  • For outpatient patients one visitor can accompany the patient.
  • For confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients our clinical teams will continue to support patient visits virtually and where appropriate, one visitor per day can be arranged with the treating team.

Where appropriate and in the best interest of the patient we will provide greater flexibility on visitors.


COVID-19 visitor requirements

All visitors should:

  • use the mySAGOV QR check-in
  • provide proof of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccination status upon entry (unless they have an approved medical exemption, or a child under 5)
  • wear a surgical mask and comply with strict hand hygiene
  • maintain 1.5 metres physical distancing

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (like fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste) please do not enter until you are better and get tested immediately.

Unvaccinated visitors

If you are unvaccinated, there are extra requirements for visiting a hospital. Please speak to our staff before you enter.


More information

Thank you for your understanding as we try and keep patients and the community healthy.

Central Adelaide LHN acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which its sites are located. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.

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