Effective Monday, February 22, 2022
Expanded visitation – Phase One
As public health restrictions across Manitoba begin to lift in the coming weeks, health-care facilities are taking a phased approach to expanded in-person visitation.
Effective Monday February 22, 2022:
• Up to two fully vaccinated General Visitors will be permitted, if space permits.
• Patient vaccination status (or roommate vaccination status) is also no longer a consideration when determining visitation
• Fully vaccinated Essential Care Partners may be permitted in Emergency Departments and for outpatient appointments, if space permits
• Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the care team
For details and exceptions, review the resources below:
• Essential Care Partner and Visitor Guidelines for Acute Care
• Acute Care Visitation FAQs for families
• Letter for families and patients
• Expanded visitor access – visitation breakdown
Effective Friday, December 31, 2021
Visitor access is temporarily suspended at Grace Hospital. Essential Care Partners will continue to have access, provided they pass all screening requirements. All visitors must wear a medical grade mask and eye protection at all times. Click here for more details.
Effective Monday, November 22, 2021
Please consider your visit – preventing the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s responsibility.
For the safety of your loved ones and our staff, we have implemented the following visitor restrictions:
All visitors including essential care partners are required to show proof of full vaccination in order to visit our acute care facility. All visitors must show proof of vaccination and proof of identity each time they enter the hospital; they must pass screening and follow all Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including wearing provided personal protective equipment as directed by staff.
- Fully vaccinated individuals are defined as those who have received both doses (any combination) of an approved two dose COVID-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna), OR a single dose of an approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine (Janssen /Johnson & Johnson) with more than 14 days having passed since the second dose (or approved sole dose) was received.
Please click here to view Acute Care Visitation FAQs for families
Virtual Visits: Loved ones are encouraged to keep in touch with patients through phone and video calls. We encourage all loved ones to use the Well Wishes Program. This is a free service which gives loved ones the opportunity to send patients a personalized greeting.
DO NOT VISIT ANY HEALTH CARE FACILITIES IF YOU HAVE:
- Returned from inter-provincial travel from Eastern Canadian provinces or international travel in the past 14 days.
- Had close contact with someone with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
- Had close contact with someone being tested for COVID-19 at this time.
- Been instructed to self-isolate or self-monitor.
- Have cold or flu symptoms.