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Restrictions to lift on visitors from Greater Melbourne | 26 February 2021

From 1am on Saturday, 27 February 2021, the Greater Melbourne area will be removed as a COVID-19 hotspot. This means that from this date and time anyone from Victoria who meets the Chief Health Officer’s hospital visitor directions will be permitted to enter the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

For more information, visit the Queensland Health website.

New Zealand no longer a safe travel zone country | 24 February 2021

Due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Auckland, New Zealand has been removed as a safe travel zone country and all travellers to Queensland from New Zealand need to complete 14 days quarantine.

It is recommended that anyone who has been to New Zealand since 21 February 2021 should get tested for COVID-19 and isolate until they receive a negative test. This also applies to anyone who has been in New Zealand on or since Saturday, 6 February 2021.

For more information, visit the Queensland Health website.

Visitor restrictions and wearing face masks in Queensland hospitals | 22 January 2021

As of 1am on Friday, 22 January 2021, restrictions regarding hospital visitors and the wearing of face masks at all Children’s Health Queensland facilities, including the Queensland Children’s Hospital, have eased in line with directions from the Queensland Chief Health Officer.

On arrival at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, visitors will be asked a series of questions about their current health and will not be able to enter the hospital if they:

  • are unwell
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine
  • have returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries)
  • have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • have visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)
  • have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results
  • have COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue.

Limiting the number of visitors at our facilities and following physical distancing guidelines continues to play an important role in helping us maintain safe access to healthcare for children and young people.

QR code check-in system for staff and visitor registration | 17 September 2020

A QR code check-in system is now available at the Queensland Children’s Hospital to help with COVID-19 contact tracing if needed.

The contactless system allows anyone entering the hospital to quickly register their details by using the camera on their smart phone to scan a unique QR code. If hospital visitors do not have a smart phone, iPads are available on Level 2 for check-in.

The system will be rolled out across all other Children’s Health Queensland facilities by late-September.

Check-in is not mandatory, but staff and visitors are strongly encouraged to use the simple check-in system to help keep Children’s Health Queensland facilities and the community COVID-safe.

Health screening now in place at the Queensland Children’s Hospital | 30 March 2020

All visitors to the Queensland Children’s Hospital are now required to undergo public health screening before entering the building.

Screening stations have been established at the Stanley Street and Raymond Terrace entrances to the hospital. The screening includes a series of questions about you and your child’s current health as well as a temperature check by a registered nurse.

The public health screenings follow the strict visitor restrictions introduced last week.

We understand this may cause a short delay but we appreciate your patience and support in helping us keep everyone in the hospital safe.

If you have specific questions about COVID19 and your family, please email COVIDquestions@health.qld.gov.au.

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