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The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) currently has limits on the number and type of people who can visit.
Scroll down to see current restrictions including limits on visitor
We have a check in process to help us know who is in the hospital. Please allow up to 30 minutes. After checking in you’ll receive an access sticker valid for that day.
Look out for our friendly volunteers wearing pink vests – they’ll help guide you.
Limits on visitor numbers vary from ward to ward. They may also change from time to time depending on COVID-19 or Influenza in the community, and the hospital’s needs.
Patients can have four visitors each day.
This number can be made up of parents, guardians, extended family members or friends.
Note. Only a max of two extended family members or friends can visit each day.
Visitors who stay overnight in their child’s room need to complete a daily check in process each day they are at the hospital. After checking in you will be given a new access sticker valid for the day.
This daily check in requirement applies to parents and guardians who leave their child’s ward area.
If you have special circumstances with relation to any of the guidelines on this page, please speak with your treating team before arriving at the hospital. It won’t be possible to negotiate special conditions or changes to the guidelines during check in.
Please keep the safety of all our patients and staff in mind during your visit.
When visiting The Royal Children’s Hospital you will need to sanitise your hands, wear a surgical or N95 mask (that covers your chin and nose) and maintain social distancing. We provide hand sanitiser and masks for visitors.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and get tested immediately.
Visit our Specialist
Clinics web page for more information and guidelines around attending appointments.
If you or your child has COVID-19 (or COVID-like symptoms) and a scheduled Specialist Clinic appointment, please call 9345 6180. The Clinic staff will talk you through next steps to help your child get the care they need.
Visit our COVID-19 section for RCH information and resources in English and other languages.
Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au for general information from the Victorian Department of Health.
If you need an interpreter, please call TIS National on 131 450.
We have also developed a simple Factsheet
for Kids and COVID-19.