General Visitor Restriction Changes (Not including Maternity):

  • One household visit per patient, per day (visitors must be visiting at the same time and must be from the same household, capped at a maximum of four visitors per patient)
  • Under 16 years visitors are now permitted
  • Visiting hours 3 pm – 7 pm
  • Visiting hours for 2 hours maximum

ICU Visitors:

  •  One visitor per patient per day
  •  Two hours maximum time
  •  Visiting hours 3 pm - 7 pm

 Day Oncology and Day Surgery:

  • No visitors due to social distance space requirements
  • One visitor to assist with discharge requirements as needed

Outpatient Appointments:

  • One visitor to support if essential



  • ONE support person allowed in the birth suite only
  •  ONE support person allowed on postnatal floors
  •  The support person cannot be interchangeable
  •  Siblings of newborns allowed to visit postnatal floors for up to 2 hours between 3 pm – 7 pm
  •  At this time, other visitors (other than siblings) are unable to attend our maternity floors
  •  All support persons will now be required to wear masks and will be provided with a level 1 surgical mask on arrival and registration

Additionally, to comply with the Victorian DHHS COVID-19 Guidelines; visitors to the hospital must undergo a temperature check, answer screening questions and provide their contact details to be permitted entry 

Visitors will not be allowed to enter SVPHM hospitals if they:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results, and have not met the criteria for discharge from isolation
  •  Have arrived in Australia from overseas within the past 14 days
  •  Have had known contact with someone who has COVID-19 
  •  Have a temperature above 37.5 degrees 
  •  Have symptoms of acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or loss of taste)