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COVID-19 Health and Safety Advisement Update

The Queensland Government has issued the latest public health directive updating the Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 15) effective from 15 January 2021.

Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 15)

The purpose of this Direction is to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting non-essential visits to hospitals.

What’s changed from 15 January 2021

  • You do not need an exemption from the Chief Health Officer to enter a hospital for an end of life visit if you have been in Greater Brisbane since 2 January 2020.
  • You still need an exemption for an end of life visit if you have been overseas or in a hotspot in the last 14 days.

Access the latest direction by visiting:
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/hospital-visitors-direction

Belmont Private Hospital continues to actively respond to updates released by Queensland Health in relation to the declared public health emergency, coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and follow guidance issued by Queensland Health and amend these measures as necessary.

These developments highlight the risk associated with complacency, and the need for vigilance in testing or quarantine, hand hygiene, and social distancing.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support to keep our community safe.