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We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
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Mater continues to work as part of the broader health network in support of Public Health efforts to test, contain and manage COVID-19. Please see below for the latest updates regarding Mater's response to COVID-19 at our facilities across our state-wide network.
At this stage, there is no change to Mater’s clinical activity including elective surgery and outpatient appointments.
Visitor restrictions have been lifted and we welcome visitors to our facilities.
Health screening requirements remain in place for anyone entering any of our hospital facilities and records of all visitors are still required to be kept.
To make the health screening and entry approval process quicker and more efficient for all patients and visitors , Mater has introduced the CheckIn Qld app across all buildings in the South Brisbane campus.
The app is accessible by scanning a QR code via mobile phone which has been made available at hospital entrances along with clear instructions for use. Should you wish to gain approval for entry prior to your arrival at our South Brisbane campus, you can access to the health screening questionnaire via this link.
For any visitors without a smart mobile, a manual screening and sign in process will remain at each entry point.
For everyone visiting our facilities, you are welcome to visit, however, we will exclude anyone who;
Queensland's Chief Health Officer has confirmed that face masks are required to be worn until Friday 6 August, including hospitals, public transport, or restaurants.
Children under 12 do not need to wear a mask, nor those with a physical condition or illness that makes wearing one unsuitable.
We appreciate your support through these changes to keep us all safe. We will continue to keep you updated if there are any revisions to the above requirements.
If you are required to present for COVID-19 testing, you can find a list of COVID-19 testing centres on the Queensland Government website. You can also attend the Mater Pathology COVID-19 testing centres at the following locations, if you have a GP referral form:
Read our most frequently asked questions
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:
If you’re feeling sick with any COVID-19 symptoms:
Testing is important to find as many cases in the community as quickly as possible.
If you make an appointment with your doctor, please call ahead so they can prepare for your visit and tell the staff what your symptoms are and your travel history (if any) or that you may have been in contact with a potential case.
Please stay home and isolate until you get the results and your symptoms resolve.
To protect yourself and others from infection it's important to practice good hand hygiene and always;