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. 

Please see the below important information about visiting, entry requirements, getting tested and how to keep yourself safe. 

Visiting hours

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

Commencing Thursday 19th November, visitors will be limited to TWO  visitors per patient, between 10am -12pm and 5pm -7pm.

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.

Conditions of entry

As a condition of entry into any of our facilities, including St Vincent's Hospital; Sacred Heart Health Service; The O'Brien Centre; The Kinghorn Cancer Centre; and St Joseph's Hospital in Auburn,  all visitors must:

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory for all visitors. If you don't have one we will supply one to you
  • Check-in using our QR code on arrival and undergo thermal temperature screening
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Maintain 1.5 metre physical distance between yourself and others at all times.


Thank you for your cooperation. The safety of our staff, patients and community is our highest priority.

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.

COVID-19 Testing Clinic Locations & Operational Hours

For a full list of testing clinics across NSW, please CLICK HERE.

St Vincent’s has two locations for  Coronavirus testing.

East Sydney Arts Centre

34-40 Burton Street

The Clinic is open from 9am – 4pm 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 8am – 5pm 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.

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


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