COVID-19 Information for patients

The latest advice on visiting our hospitals

30 August 2023

In line with updated advice from NSW Health, changes to mask wearing have taken effect. NSW Health continues to focus on providing a safe health service for patients, their families and carers, and our staff, while we provide kind and compassionate care.

Visitors are no longer required to wear a face mask before entering and whilst inside healthcare facilities. Face masks will not be distributed in foyers.

If the person you wish to visit is currently COVID-19 positive, your request will need to be clinically assessed and some restrictions may apply.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases such as a cough, fever, or sore throat, please stay home until your symptoms ease. Compassionate visitation can continue should you have symptoms but may require a case-by-case risk assessment.

Volunteers and contractors are required to wear a face mask if they are entering an area where patients are under transmission-based precautions and applied risk assessment. Should you have symptoms of a respiratory disease, please do not enter the health facility until symptoms have resolved.

For the latest information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) see the NSW Health website:

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Information on where and how to get your COVID-19 and flu vaccinations here

COVID-19 Testing Clinic Locations

Find your local COVID-19 PCR testing clinic here

More information

For more information on COVID-19, visit

For more information about testing, isolation and managing COVID-19 if you have returned a positive test result click here

Further support is available:

  • NSW Health COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line: 1800 960 933
  • Healthdirect: 1800 022 222
  • National Coronavirus Helpline: 1800 020 080
  • Interpreter service: 13 14 50
  • Your GP or Aboriginal Medical Service
  • For medical emergencies call Triple Zero (000)