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Latest COVID-19 updates

Mater's COVID-19 testing clinic (4 August 2020)

Mater’s stand-alone COVID-19 testing clinic (Fever Clinic) has moved to Suite 2, 600 Stanley Street, South Brisbane.

The clinic will test all people who feel unwell with any of the following respiratory symptoms;

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of taste and smell
  • fatigue. 

The clinic is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm and GP referrals are encouraged to reduce waiting times. Nearest car parking is at Mater Hill West car park.

Please be aware that during peak periods there may be extended waiting periods and remember to social distance while you wait.

Springfield pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic (6 August 2020)

Tomorrow (Friday 7 August) is the last day to get tested at Mater Private Hospital Springfield's pop-up 'walk in only' COVID-19 testing clinic, open from 8 am to 4 pm, located in the main hospital car park off Healthcare Drive.

Testing is available for all age groups including children and GP referrals are encouraged to reduce waiting times. During peak periods there may be some waiting periods so please remember to practice social distancing while you wait and as it is an outdoor clinic, please be sun safe. 

Other COVID-19 testing locations:

Mater Pathology also have a number of COVID-19 testing centres in the community. Please click here for location details. Please note, you must have a request form from your doctor for the team to collect your sample from Mater Pathology.

For a full list of Fever Clinics and their opening hours, please visit here.

Update to visitor restrictions (14 July)

The Queensland Health restrictions on hospital visitors have been eased, with the risk of COVID-19 being balanced against the needs of patients.

Up to two visitors can visit a patient in hospital at any one time, for any length of time, within visiting hours. Children of any age can now also visit, however they will be counted as one of the visitors.

For the continued safety of our vulnerable patients, only one visitor or support person is allowed at Mater Cancer Care Centre.

More than two visitors continue to be allowed to provide end-of-life support to a patient.

The following restrictions still also apply at all facilities.You cannot visit (unless you are a patient), if:

  • you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • you have been in Victoria or greater Sydney area in the last 14 days
  • you have returned from overseas in the last 14 days
  • you have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • you have been asked to self-quarantine
  • you have a fever (37.5 degrees or more) or a cough, runny nose, sore throat or breathing difficulties.

Routine health screening remains in place at the entrance to all Mater hospitals before patients and visitors may enter and you will be required to sign.

Patients, families and visitors updates

Last updated 4 August 2020.

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Medical community updates

Last updated 4 August 2020.

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Students updates

Last updated 1 July 2020.

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Pregnant women and families with newborns and babies updates

Last updated 8 May 2020.

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What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that include the common cold along with more severe diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus and was identified as the cause of a disease outbreak in China, that has now extended into a number of countries around the world. For more information  on COVID-19 you can access this patient flyer

Symptoms of COVID-19:

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and if you’re sick your symptoms might include:

  • fever
  • a cough
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath.

When should I see a doctor?

Contact your doctor right away if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and have travelled overseas in the last 14 days or been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Before your appointment, please call ahead and tell the staff what your symptoms are and your travel history or that you may have been in contact with a potential case.

Take the Queensland Government's Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) quiz here.

How can I protect myself and my family?

To protect yourself and others from infection it's important to practice good hand hygiene and always;

  • Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is unwell—try to stay 1.5m away from anyone coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth.
  • Practice social distancing and avoid shaking hands, hugging and kissing.
  • Stay home if you are unwell.