Visitor policy relaxed as COVID-19 cases decline

Visitors are able to return to hospitals across Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) as COVID-19 cases continue to decline in NSW.

Family, friends and carers are now permitted to visit or accompany loved ones at Westmead, Blacktown, Mount Druitt, Auburn and Cumberland hospitals, as well as WSLHD community health centres.

Screening will remain in place for the safety of our staff, patients and the community. Our screening staff will check that visitors:

  • have had two doses of a recognised vaccine (or have a medical exemption)
  • have not tested positive to COVID-19 within the last 7 days
  • are not a high-risk contact of someone who has COVID-19 in the previous 14 days
  • do not have COVID-19 symptoms
  • have not arrived from overseas in the past 7 days

Visitors will need to wear a mask at all times and always follow the directions of healthcare staff.

A risk assessment process will be in place for visitors who do not meet the screening criteria, as well as those wishing to visit COVID-positive patients. More information about visitor policy is available on our website.

“Thank you to our community for your patience and understanding with the restrictions that have been in place to keep our staff and vulnerable patients safe,” WSLHD chief executive Graeme Loy said.

“Please continue to do the right thing by staying home if you are sick, and always treating our hard-working staff with the respect they deserve.

“Vaccination remains our best protection against serious illness from COVID-19, so if it’s been three months since your second dose then get your booster today.”

The Granville Centre and Blacktown Hospital vaccination clinics are both open 8am-6pm daily for first, second and booster doses. Bookings are needed for children aged 5-11, otherwise walk-in appointments are available.

Book your booster dose now.