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Hospital visitors

To slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the most vulnerable, the Queensland Government is tightening rules around visiting hospitals.

Up to two visitors can see a patient in hospital but only:

  • one visit per day, per patient
  • up to two hours
  • no more than two people per visit.

There are special circumstances where up to two visitors can stay with a patient for longer than two hours, such as carers for a patient with disability or to support a pregnant woman during labour.

People under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit a hospital unless they are seeing a loved one to provide support near the end of their life.

It is important to know that some hospital’s may have their own rules for visitors, so it’s best to check in with the hospital or loved one before you visit.

Read the full official public health direction, including information around all special circumstances.