COVID-19 Coronavirus

CHANGES AT SEYMOUR HEALTH & BARRABILL HOUSE

We understand that many people are concerned about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). To protect our patients, visitors, aged care residents, staff and the community against the COVID-19 virus, the following restrictions have been implemented at Seymour Health.

These changes are consistent with directions from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Australian Government Depart ment of Health. 


Stage 3 Restrictions update

Seymour Health has a established a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic in response to the forecast increase demand for screening and the addition protection and convenience of our local community.

We are following DHHS guidelines regarding testing eligibility, which includes no asymptomatic testing, unless you are from one of the priority postcodes.

The clinic operates daily from 9am until 3pm, seven days per week. 
Please phone ahead on 0436 345 573 to book your appointment.  Outside these times, please call main reception on 5793 6100.

Click here to read the full latest update.

 

Facemasks

Residents in the Mitchell Shire and Metropolitan Melbourne are required to wear face coverings in public from 11:59pm on Wednesday 22 July.

  • When leaving home for one of the four reasons:
    (shopping for food and supplies, care and care giving, exercise and outdoor recreation, study and work - if you can't do it from home), people 12 years and older must wear a face covering, unless an exemption applies
  • If you are in the car alone or with someone from your household, you do not need to wear a face covering; however you should put your face covering on before you leave your car
  • If you are doing strenuous physical exercise you do not need to wear a face covering but you must carry one with you. Strenuous exercise includes activities like jogging, running or cycling but not walking.

Individuals who choose not wear a mask in public risk being fined, as Victoria extended its state of emergency to 11.59 on Sunday 16 August 2020.  The fine for not wearing a mask is $200.

Please note, visitors to Seymour Health are required to wear a face mask for the duration of their visitation.

Hospital changes

Please do not enter Seymour Health if:

  • You have returned from international travel
  • You have been in contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19
  • You have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or symptoms of a respitatory illnes

If unsure, phone ahead for advice on ph: 5793 6100

Changes to entry are now in place:

  • Screening questions will be asked of every visitor, every time
  • No entry if temperature is above 37.5 C
  • Visiting hours are 4.00pm to 8.00pm
Changes to visiting hours:
  • One visitor per patient at any one time
  • Visitors should not stay longer than 30 minutes
  • No entry if you are under 16 years of age
Theatre:
  • Elective surgery is being gradually reintroduced
  • If you have had your elective surgery postponed, please contact your Surgeon for further information

 

Barrabill House changes

  • You will not be allowed entry to Barrabill House if you cannot provide evidence of Influenza vaccination as of 1 May 2020 or a medical exemption certificate
  • Visiting hours are 1-3pm daily, limited to 30 minutes - one per week (please call prior to book a visiting time)
  • Where residents are able to leave their rooms, the visit will occur in the meeting room at the front of the facility
  • No children under 16 years of age are allowed entry at this time
  • All visitors will be screened and temperature checked prior to entry - please do not consider visiting even if mildly unwell

 

COVID-19 Testing

Seymour Health will only perform testing on patients who meet the Department of Health & Human Services criteria.

For general information about COVID-19, call the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hotline on 1800 020 080 or visit the Department of Health & Human Services Website – www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

 

 

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