A statement from The Royal Children’s Hospital

There are no COVID-19 inpatients at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

The RCH currently has five staff members who have separately tested positive to COVID-19 and are not connected with any one work team. In addition we have seven staff who are self-isolating in line with DHHS guidelines, again related to individual circumstances. Our team members are being supported by their managers and the hospital’s People and Culture team.

The RCH has restricted all patient visitors except parents/guardians since April. This includes siblings and extended family and exemptions are only allowed in the most extreme circumstances.

A private retail premises located on the Campus was closed last Friday by the franchisee after a ‘back of house’ worker tested positive to COVID-19.

As this is a private retail tenancy, contact tracing is being managed by DHHS. The RCH has received no advice to any risk to patrons however took the measure of advising all staff as soon as we became aware and also placing advisory notices.

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