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Health services and aged care – South Australia

Updated on 28 September 2022, at 14:10 AET

You cannot enter a hospital or aged-care facility if:

  • you are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case in the last 7 days
  • you tested positive for COVID-19, and it is days 6 and 7 after testing positive — you are also strongly recommended to avoid visiting on days 8-10
  • you have symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
  • you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, unless part of routine surveillance testing and you are not displaying symptoms

You must wear a face mask when visiting a hospital or aged care facility if you are aged 12 and older.

Before you visit a health service or aged care facility, you should check their visitor rules.


There are no visitor restrictions or limits for:

  • adult hospital inpatients
  • paediatric hospital inpatients
  • palliative care, end of life or critically unwell patients

There is a limit of 2 visitors at metropolitan local hospitals for:

  • COVID-19 positive inpatients
  • delivery and postnatal wards
  • neonates/neonatal ICU inpatients
  • paediatric ICU inpatients
  • children’s oncology ward inpatients

There is a limit of 1 visitor for adult and paediatric emergency and outpatient departments.

Face masks

To learn more about the face-mask rules that may apply to you, see ‘Face masks — South Australia'.

For more information on restrictions in South Australia, visit, then click on ‘COVID-19’.

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