Visitor restrictions (11 January 2021)

Based on the latest announcements from the Chief Health Officer, between 6 pm on Monday, 11 January and 1 am on Friday, 22 January, Mater campuses at South Brisbane, Redland and Springfield will maintain the following arrangements;

  1. All staff, students, volunteers, visitors and patients (while outside their room) are required to wear masks at all times while in clinical areas.
  • Surgical face masks will be made available for patients, visitors and support persons on entry to hospitals and our Mater staff will be available to assist with safely putting on masks and with any concerns you may have.
  • Current visitor restrictions (and agreed exemptions) will continue during this period.
  1. Current visitor restrictions (and agreed exemptions) will continue during this period.

         Visitors are currently not permitted at Mater’s South-East Queensland hospitals, with the exception of:

  • Two visitors or support persons permitted for patients in labour/birth suites.
  • One visitor or support person permitted for patients at end-of-life or in palliative care.
  • One visitor or support person permitted for patients with a disability.
  • One visitor or support person permitted for patients under the aged of 18.

These restrictions are in place for the following hospitals: Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Mater Children’s Private Brisbane, Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Mater Mothers’ Private BrisbaneMater Private Hospital SpringfieldMater Private Hospital Redland, and Mater Mothers' Private Redland.

People who have been in Greater Brisbane on or after 2 January 2021 are currently not permitted to enter aged care, hopsitals, disability accommodation and prisons/youth detention centres anywhere in Queensland, unless 14 days have passed since the person was in Greater Brisbane or an exception applies.

Please visit the individual facility pages for further information on all other Mater hospitals across Queensland.
 

Queensland border restrictions

For the latest information on border restrictions, please visit the Queenland Health website.

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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 or history of fever
  • acute respitory infection symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat)
  • loss of smell
  • loss of taste
  • runny nose 
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea 
  • vomiting
  • fatigue.

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.