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Masks still required to enter Children’s Health Queensland facilities | 31 May 2022

To protect patients, families and staff at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and in all Children’s Health Queensland community-based facilities, the wearing of surgical masks remains a condition of entry.  Masks will continue to be supplied on entry.

Visitors must wear a mask at all times in indoor spaces. They can only be removed if you are:

  • eating or drinking
  • can maintain 1.5 metres from others (excluding household members), and 
  • do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Children under 12 years are not required to wear masks but are encouraged to do so, where tolerated.

Visitor restrictions for COVID-19 cases, close contacts and international arrivals | 30 May 2022

From 30 May 2022, you can visit the Queensland Children’s Hospital and other Children’s Health Queensland facilities regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Restrictions remain for people who are:

international arrivals (for the first 7 days after arriving in Queensland)

These ongoing requirements will help keep our patients, families and staff safe from COVID-19.

More information about the changes to hospital visitor directions

Ongoing infection prevention rules for visitors

Visitors should:

  • wear a mask at all times while inside the hospital or other facility
  • when required, provide verbal confirmation and any relevant proof that they:
    • don’t have symptoms
    • aren’t awaiting a COVID-19 test result
    • aren’t subject to any other restrictions
  • comply with any other safety and infection prevention measures in place.
  • clean their hands before entering and leaving the facility.
  • stay 1.5 metres away from others where possible
  • follow requests from the hospital to help keep staff and patients safe.

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.

To support this, we ask that you consider limiting the number of people (including siblings) accompanying your child and/or visiting wherever possible.

See Visiting our facilities

Entering Queensland from another state or territory (interstate travel) | 15 January 2022

From Saturday 15 January 2022, domestic border restrictions for people entering from interstate are no longer in place. This means anyone can enter Queensland from elsewhere in Australia without restrictions.

Restrictions may apply if you have been overseas in the past 7 days.

For more information, visit Travelling to Queensland.

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.

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

Questions?

Call 134 COVID (13 42 68) for general information about COVID-19, including testing and vaccination. You can also visit the Queensland Health COVID-19 website.
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