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This information relates to visitors attending the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.

It covers visiting, outpatients and surgery screening and mask wearing while onsite at CALHN.

COVID-19 visitor guidelines and requirements

See Visitor guidelines on the CALHN website.

COVID-19 vaccination program

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 helps to protect ourselves and the South Australian community.

All South Australians aged 5 and over can now book a COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 Care Centre

A dedicated COVID-19 Care Centre operates within our Hospital Avoidance and Supported Discharge Service.

This referral only service provides specialist multidisciplinary care for COVID positive patients who need some extra treatment for both COVID related and non-COVID related matters, but do not need to be in hospital.

Mask wearing

All patients, carers and visitors no longer required but are encouraged to wear a mask at our hospital sites, especially in clinical areas and if you are feeling unwell or think you may have COVID. If you are unwell, please do not visit the hospital. 

There may also be specific visitor restrictions or additional PPE requirements based on the location of a patient within the hospital and/or the patient’s condition. This is to ensure the safety of vulnerable conditions.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to keep our community healthy.

Outpatient appointments and telehealth

We are reducing the number of face-to-face consultations and replacing them with video calls (via Healthdirect) or telephone calls.

If your appointment changes, you will be contacted via text message with further instructions. 

Go to Healthdirect to find out how to get ready for your video or phone appointment. 

Translated COVID-19 resources

Many COVID-19 resources have been translated to different languages.

More information about COVID-19

Further information about COVID-19 can be found on the SA Health website.

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