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Visitor restrictions and wearing of face masks in Queensland hospitals | 23 July 2021

As of 6am on Friday, 23 July 2021, visitor restrictions have been lifted at all Queensland hospitals, however the wearing of face masks at all Children’s Health Queensland facilities, including the Queensland Children’s Hospital, remains in place until 6am on Friday, 30 July 2021.

While there are currently no visitor restrictions at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, all visitors will be asked a series of questions about their current health o arrival 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 visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days unless an exemption has been granted for an end of life visit
  • have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless they have received a negative COVID-19 test since entering Queensland
  • 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.

To help us maintain appropriate physical distancing in the hospital, we ask that you consider limiting the number of people (including siblings) accompanying your child to the hospital and/or visiting wherever possible.  It is also mandatory for families and visitors to check-in on entry at all Children’s Health Queensland facilities via the Check-In Qld app.

Lockdown lifting in Brisbane and Moreton Bay Local Government Areas | 3 July 2021

Lockdown restrictions for the City of Brisbane and Moreton Bay Local Government Areas will be lifted at 6pm on Saturday 3 July. If your child has an upcoming appointment or admission, please attend as planned. If there are any changes to your child’s appointment or surgery booking, we will contact you directly.

Visitor restrictions and face masks
Visitor restrictions announced on Tuesday 29 June (see previous update) remain in place.

Face masks must also be worn in all our healthcare facilities.

Hospital visitor restrictions and wearing of face masks reintroduced | 29 June 2021

Hospital visitor restrictions have been reintroduced at all Children’s Health Queensland facilities, including the Queensland Children’s Hospital, as a precaution following the identification of positive cases of COVID-19 in the community.

Visitors at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, the Ellen Barron Family Centre, Jacaranda Place, and community clinics are limited to:

  • two (2) parents/carers for inpatients
  • one (1) parent/carer per patient in emergency, same-day admissions, outpatient and community appointments.

Wherever possible, siblings of patients should also be limited. Please speak to the nurse unit manager or team leader of your child’s service or ward for special consideration on emergency or compassionate grounds.

Face masks must be worn at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and all Children’s Health Queensland facilities. On arrival to the hospital or health facility, parents/carers will be provided with a mask. Additional masks are also available throughout the hospital. Children under 12 years are not required to wear masks but encouraged to do so, where tolerated. Read more about how to safely wear a face mask for you and your family.

Restricted visitors at Queensland hospitals | 25 June 2021

Local Government Areas within the regions of Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour are declared COVID-19 hotspots. This means anyone who has been in these Local Government Areas in the past 14 days will not be allowed to enter any Children’s Health Queensland facility, including the Queensland Children’s Hospital, even if they have received a negative COVID-19 test.

For more information, visit the Queensland Health website.

Check-in Qld app in use at all Children’s Health Queensland facilities | 18 June 2021

Children’s Health Queensland has introduced the Queensland Government’s Check-In Qld app at all its facilities 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 app on their smart phone to scan a unique QR code.

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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