Current visitor Restrictions – Regional Victoria

COVID VISITOR RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE updated 12th September 2021

Visiting Aged Care Residents: Rosebank Nursing Home & Hostel For permitted purposes only, including:

For permitted purposes only, including:

  • To provide care and support for the resident’s physical and emotional wellbeing (including mental health support and support for people living with dementia)
  • To support residents under 18 years of age
  • As a nominated person under the Mental Health Act
  • To provide interpreter or informal language support
  • For learning to support the resident’s care upon discharge
  • To provide end of life support to a resident (this also includes life threatening conditions)
  • Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry
  • No more than two visitors per day unless visit is for end-of-life reasons.
  • For end-of-life visits, two visitors are permitted at a time with no maximum daily limit.
  • A group may exceed the “two visitors at a time” rule if dependents of a visitor are in the group and care for the dependents cannot be arranged.
  • Prospective residents not permitted to visit

Visiting Hospital Patients in Victoria including YDMH

For permitted purposes only, including:

  • As a parent, guardian or carer of a child who is a patient in hospital
  • To provide care and support for the resident’s physical and emotional wellbeing
  • To support residents under 18 years of age
  • As a nominated person under the Mental Health Act
  • To provide interpreter or informal language support
  • For learning to support the resident’s care upon discharge
  • As a carer of a patient with a disability
  • Accompanying someone to the emergency department or outpatient clinic
  • To provide end of life support to a patient (this also includes life threatening conditions)
  • Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

No more than two visitors per day unless the visit is for end of life reasons.

For end-of-life visits, two visitors are permitted at a time with no maximum daily limit.

A group may exceed the “two visitors at a time” rule if dependants of a visitor are in the group and care for the dependants cannot be arranged.

Additional Requirements of ALL PERMITTED Visitors, Volunteers and Contractors

All those permitted onto the premises must also:

  • wash hands after holding railings, touching surfaces and every time they enter and exit the patient’s/residents room 
  • follow rules about room limits
  • limit movement around the hospital/facilities as much as possible
  • limit the number of personal items you bring into the hospital/facilities
  • follow rules about wearing specific masks, gloves or gowns if requested by staff.

Hospital staff will help you follow these conditions to help keep your family members or friends safe.

A reminder that we continue to require all visitors to follow our guidelines on entrance which include signing in (QR code available), temperature checking, completing a declaration and wearing a face mask.

We will continue to provide updates when we receive further advice


Please refer to the current Hospital Visitor Directions for more information, available at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

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