COVID - 19

General access:

Hospital front doors access is restricted to protect our residents and staff.

Please refer to the call button or access code/swipe control next to the Hospital front doors.

All hospital and Lewington House visitors:

You will be screened for COVID-19 risk factors and requested to undertake a RAT test before being allowed to enter.

You will be required to sign in and out.

Please follow directions from ODH staff.

Please DO NOT visit if you:

  • feel unwell, or have cold or flu symptoms; such as fever or chills, breathing difficulties, breathlessness, cough, sore throat, fatigue or tiredness, runny nose or loss of sense of smell or taste?

  • have returned from overseas in the last 14 days; or

  • have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 infected person in the last 14 days

  • have tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results or have not yet met the criteria for discharge from isolation  



COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Like influenza or the common cold it is spread by coming in contact with secretions that contain the virus of someone who is infected.  

Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.  

Click here to view COVID-19: Identifying the Symptoms 

Viruses can survive on hard surfaces for hours to days, so touching a contaminated surface and then your face, eyes, and or lips is one of the ways viruses spread.

Or it might be sharing the space with an infected person who is coughing and sneezing.

The droplets that are expelled when we cough or sneeze can travel through the air, be breathed in by others, and settle on surrounding surfaces. 

This is why there is such an importance placed on good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly and/or using alcohol based hand rub after touching surfaces that might be contaminated with virus.

Also maintaining physical distancing which, reduces the likelihood of coming in to contact with the virus and limiting the contact with people suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19. 


We appreciate the anxiety and concern that COVID-19 can cause.

Every individual has a big role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Wash your hands regularly and if you need to cough or sneeze cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow.

If you are ill, get tested and stay at home.