Dear Mansfield Community,

Whilst it is pleasing that there are no active cases of COVID-19 in Mansfield that we are aware of, in response to the escalation of cases across Victoria, and in particular the increased number in hospitals and aged care facilities we have implemented a number of changes.


1 Patients in the hospital are limited to 2 visitors a day who may visit for a maximum of 30 minutes. Patients in shared rooms are limited to 1 visitor at any one time.

2 Visiting hours are from 12 midday to 6:30pm.

3 All visitors will be screened and temperature checked upon entry. Based on the screening some visitors may be denied access.

4 All visitors are to provide contact details to allow for contact tracing should the need arise.

5 All visitors are to wear a face mask which is supplied. This mask is to be worn for the duration of the visit and disposed of in the appropriate receptacle upon leaving the building.

6 Visitors are to undertake hand hygiene upon entry to the facility and when they leave the patient’s room.

7 Visitors are to remain in patient rooms for the duration of their visit.

8 People attending for an X-Ray, ultrasound or community health appointment will be required to wear a mask unless their clinician approves its removal.

9 All people are required to adhere to physical distancing measures of 1.5 metres.

10 Disrespectful behaviour towards our staff will not be accepted. Please remember they are only doing what is required.

We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause but the safety of our patients, staff and community is not negotiable.

Information for visiting Buckland House and Bindaree will be provided in a separate post.