Information about COVID-19

St Vincent's is working closely with NSW Health to help keep our patients, visitors and staff safe. Our hospital remains open, with the appropriate safeguards and containment precautions in place.


Information for visitors

St Vincent's is introducing new visitor restrictions to protect patients and staff from the spread of COVID-19.

Commencing Thursday 30th July, visitors will be limited to one nominated visitor per patient per day, between 11am-12pm or 5pm-6pm.

Exemptions may be made on compassionate grounds.

We understand this is difficult for loved ones, but the safety of our patients, staff and community is our highest priority. Please consider staying in touch with loved ones via phone and/or face-time.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

PARKING AND ACCESS UPDATE. Please CLICK HERE for temporary changes to our parking and road access for weekend Saturday 19-20 September. 

 As a condition of entry into any of our facilities, including St Vincent's Hospital; Sacred Heart Health Service; The O'Brien Centre; and the Kinghorn Cancer Centre, all visitors must:
  • Wear a mask
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Maintain 1.5 metre physical distance between yourself and others at all times.

Patients and clients presenting directly to our health service from the community, will be required to wear a mask if possible.

All Health care workers and staff are required to wear a surgical mask, if they are within 1.5m of any patient.

Please watch the below video for information on how to wear a mask.


Please do not visit any of our facilities if you have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath; or have visited the following areas: 
  • Victoria within the last 14 days
  • Overseas within the last 14 days
  •  Any of COVID-19 hot-spot locations. For a list of these locations, Please click here .
Keeping you safe

We are keeping our patients safe from COVID-19 in a number of ways. Please download our information booklet for details.

Information for patients being tested for COVID-19

For information about what to expect if you're being tested for COVID-19, please click here.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Symptom Checker  

Healthdirect has created an online COVID-19 symptoms check. Please CLICK HERE

Still have questions?

If you are unsure, contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Still have questions or need support while in isolation? Call the National Coronavirus Health Information line 1800 020 080 

For more information visit the NSW Health Website.


Testing for COVID-19

If you require testing, please contact your closest hospital.

St Vincent’s has three locations for  Coronavirus testing.

St Vincent's at Rushcutters Bay Park

 New Beach Road, Darling Point (Sir David Martin Reserve)

This Clinic is open from 9am-7pm, 7 days a week and is only able to test adults.


 East Sydney Arts Centre

34-40 Burton Street

The Clinic is open from 9am – 7pm 7 days a week and is only able to test adults.  

Bondi Beach Drive-Thru Clinic 

Park Drive, Bondi Beach
Access via corner of Campbell parade and Beach road.

NOTE:  This clinic only tests individuals aged five years and older. Children under five years of age can attend Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick for testing.

The Clinic is open from 9am – 7pm 7 days a week. 

If your coronavirus test comes back positive, Public Health will contact you directly. If your coronavirus test comes back negative, you’ll be sent an SMS.

Test results can take up to 72 hours.


Support St Vincent’s to Support the Community

Donate to help our COVID 19 Response Fund –
Support us with donated goods and services or leave a thank you message to our hardworking staff - click here to get in touch

Your generous support helps St Vincent’s Hospital Stay Strong