Ongoing visitor restrictions at hospitals
We know that you want to visit your loved ones in hospital, but to limit any potential risk of possible transmission of COVID-19, we must continue to restrict in-hospital visitations. This is in line with the principles of social distancing to limit interaction and in doing so slowing and stopping the spread of COVID-19.
No visitors to public health facilities: health facilities in the Western Cape are still subject to strict adherence to health protocols. If you have any questions about visitation restrictions, please call the hospital in question to enquire. We understand that it is difficult not being able to visit your loved ones but ask for your understanding and cooperation – together we can limit the spread of COVID-19.
No person will be allowed inside Western Cape Government Health facilities without wearing a cloth mask covering their nose and mouth.
When accessing any of our facilities, you can expect to be asked a number of questions before entry will be permitted. This is to ensure that no visitor matching the case definition of COVID-19 or displaying flu-like symptoms enters the facility for visitation. Please answer truthfully and help us to keep our staff and other patients safe.
Amended services at hospitals
With the increase in hospitalisations due to the second wave of COVID-19, Western Cape Government Hospitals must change how we provide healthcare services to ensure we have capacity to take care of patients who need immediate care. Changes in the current service delivery offering include:
Emergency services that will continue:
Amended services at clinics
Patients are encouraged to make an appointment before visiting a healthcare facility, by calling their local clinic.
Coronavirus spreads where people gather, including at public health facilities. Only visit the clinic or hospital emergency centre when you really have to. Always wear a clean cloth mask over your mouth and nose and keep a distance of 1.5 m from other people.