Guelph General Hospital will relax some of its pandemic-related visitor restrictions as local COVID-19 cases drop and the province enters Step 2. Beginning tomorrow, all non-COVID patients will be allowed one visitor per day.
For most of the pandemic, visiting at the hospital has been tightly controlled. “I am so glad we are now able to loosen our restrictions,” says Melissa Skinner, VP Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive. “We know family and friends play an important part in a patient’s healing process.”
All visitors will still have to pass active screening at the hospital’s entrance. While in the building they will continue to have to wear a mask at all times, maintain two-metre distancing, clean hands often and not eat or drink in a patient’s room.
“Just as people are doing a great job following Public Health guidelines in the community, we need them to do the same while here. It keeps everyone safe, both patients and staff.”
Visitor restrictions at the hospital will loosen further when the province enters Step 3.