COVID-19 Safety Practices

Eased Visitation Restrictions for SA Hospitals

We are pleased to inform you that from 1 July 2020, visitation restrictions will be further eased at South Australian Hospitals Calvary Adelaide HospitalCalvary North Adelaide Hospital and Calvary Central Districts Hospital. 

Any two (2) visitors will be permitted per patient at any one time for up to two (2) hours. One (1) child visitor may accompany a single adult visitor within the maximum of two (2) permitted visitors. Visits are restricted to the patient’s room and child visitors must remain with their adult carer at all times.

Special exceptions may be applicable in certain circumstances, including for obstetrics, paediatric, or palliative care patients. Please contact the hospital to discuss whether an exceptional visit can be arranged.

Your safety remains our primary responsibility. Screening questions and temperature checks for all visitors and staff will continue. Social/physical distancing of one person per 2 square metres as well as 1.5 metres separation will still be required. Please use the hand sanitiser stations at the entrance and throughout the hospital.

About Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. It was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, where it has caused a large and ongoing outbreak. It has since spread more widely in China. Cases have since been identified in several other countries. The COVID-19 virus is closely related to a bat coronavirus.

There is much more to learn about how COVID-19 is spread, its severity, and other features associated with the virus; epidemiological and clinical investigations are ongoing.

How is the virus spread?

Human coronaviruses are spread from someone with confirmed coronavirus to other close contacts with that person through contaminated droplets spread by coughing or sneezing, or by contact with contaminated hands, surfaces or objects.

The time between when a person is exposed to the virus and when symptoms first appear is typically 5 to 6 days, although may range from 2 to 14 days. For this reason, people who might have been in contact with a confirmed case are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

Most COVID-19 cases appear to be spread from people who have symptoms. A small number of people may have been infectious before their symptoms developed.

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