Visiting during COVID-19

New visitor restrictions for Visiting patients and residents during COVID-19 (effective 7am, Friday 29 April)

Geroe Acute/Connolly Rehabilitation

Inpatient visiting

  • No QR code check-in required
  • Visiting hours will be 4 pm – 7 pm daily
  • ‘Household contacts’ of COVID +ve people will be excluded due to ‘sensitive’ setting of inpatient service
    Visitors will not be able to enter the building after 6 pm to allow time for screening
  • Evidence of vaccination required on entry or evidence of negative RAT on that day (RATs available from POD/reception if required), with AHMS to provide RATs after hours. Visitors can complete a test in the airlock if weather is inclement.
  • Visitors required to wear an N95 mask
  • Each patient will be allowed up to 3 visitors per day
  • Visitors allowed to stay for 2 hours per visit
  • Compassionate and caring grounds for visitors will be accepted at the discretion of the NUM in consultation with DON/ AHM

Community members attending appointments

  • No QR code check-in required
  • ‘Household contacts’ of COVID +ve people will be excluded due to the ‘sensitive’ setting – Alternative appointments can be made or phone/telehealth consultation arranged
  • All community members required to wear N95 mask

Residential aged care

Visitors are permitted between 10am and 4pm daily. However:

  • limit of five visitors per day
  • on arrival you must show evidence of a negative rapid antigen test completed prior to your visit.

All visitors to make a written declaration before entry. The declaration must confirm the visitor: ­

  • does not have symptoms of COVID-19 ­
  • is not required to isolate or quarantine ­
  • has not had contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the past 7 days if the person (visitor) is fully vaccinated, is not a close contact and has not returned a negative COVID-19 test

Unvaccinated visitors are strongly discouraged from visiting at this time for the protection of our residents and staff. However, if there is a compelling reason for visiting (e.g. compassionate grounds) then please contact your Nurse Unit Manager. You will need to be briefed on the specific requirements for COVID-19 testing that will begin before your visit and extend after the time of your arrival, as well as the requirement to wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) for the duration of your visit.

Compassionate visits are always available, so please contact your Nurse Unit Manager to discuss your circumstances.