COVID Peak Status

Wednesday, September 01, 2021
COVID Peak Status

Metropolitan Melbourne is currently in COVID Peak

This is the highest level of risk for COVID-19 transmission in the community.

Eastern Health is required to put systems in place to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in all settings of the health service:

  • Staff are required to wear increased levels of PPE
  • Attendance of all people at facilities must be minimised:
    • Visiting patients is limited to essential caregivers and situations such as end of life
    • Outpatient appointments wherever possible are occurring via telehealth
    • Staff where possible are only working at one Eastern Health site
    • Increased numbers of staff are working from home
  • Elective surgery may be reduced (as directed by the Department of Health)

These settings are in place to protect our patients, staff and the community.