The QEH wishes for members of the public to be aware of the updated mask wearing policy at its main facility on Martindale’s Road, as well as the Harrison’s Point, Enmore and Belleville facilities. This represents a partial relaxation of the mask-wearing protocols existing during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Is highly recommended but not mandatory for visitors, patients and staff in non-clinical areas such as, but not limited to, the hallways, lobbies, offices, Cafeteria, Pharmacy waiting area, and Radiology waiting area.
• Is mandatory for individuals exhibiting respiratory symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, postnasal drip, coughing, sneezing, and/or difficulty breathing regardless of the area.
• Is mandatory for visitors, patients and staff in clinical areas such as, but not limited to the wards, Accident & Emergency and its waiting area, ICUs, Operating Theatres, Units (AKU, Cardiac Unit, Respiratory Unit etc.), Outpatients Clinics, and in ambulances.
As a healthcare institution, the QEH remains committed to the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff. The public is therefore reminded to bring a mask when visiting the hospital, for wearing in the areas where masks remain mandatory, and to follow the instructions of the QEH Security and other Staff.
We thank you for your cooperation as we work together to provide a safe environment.