COVID-19 mask and visitor restrictions eased across Western Sydney hospitals

Nurse Janice Rodrigues (Reg nurse, right) screens Ivana Trivic (Cardiac Physiologist, left) as she enters Westmead Hospital.

COVID-19 restrictions are easing which is good news for visitors to hospitals across the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD).

Patients and visitors will no longer be required to wear masks when entering Westmead, Blacktown, Mount Druitt, Auburn or Cumberland hospitals.

Visitor hours return to normal – 8am to 8pm every day – with four visitors to one patient at one time now allowed.

This is welcome news for western Sydney families hoping to visit loved ones in hospital.

Visitors are reminded that physical distancing of 1.5 metres must to be maintained at all times along with good hand hygiene.

To continue to help stop the spread, if you presenting for COVID-19 testing at a WSLHD facility, please continue to wear a mask.

The restrictions of easing comes as frontline workers began receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations at the Westmead Hospital Vaccination Hub this week.

We thank the community for following restrictions, their patience and understanding.

For the latest information on COVID-19 please visit the NSW Health website.