Eastern Health Lifts Visitor Restrictions on the Burin Peninsula

November 8, 2021 – St. John’s, NL:  Eastern Health advises the public that visitor restrictions have been lifted and that general visitation is now open for hospital patients and long-term care and personal care home residents at all facilities and sites on the Burin Peninsula. Visitor restrictions were originally implemented in this area on October 22 due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and ongoing investigation in the area.

Eastern Health reminds the public that visitors to long-term care facilities, personal care homes and community care homes will be required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical exemption as announced on October 22, 2021, and that anyone who is feeling unwell or sick should not visit.

Eastern Health continues to be diligent in its management of this public health emergency. For more information about current visitation guidelines, please visit the Visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic webpage via www.easternhealth.ca/covid19/visiting-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/.

Wearing masks is one of the key strategies in preventing the spread of infection, and is especially critical within health-care settings to protect patients, clients and residents as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Masks continue to be mandatory at all Eastern Health facilities, sites and clinics; during home visits from Eastern Health staff; as well as in congregate living facilities for seniors and within personal care homes and long-term care facilities. This is a necessary precaution to keep people safe while in our health-care facilities. The provided mask must be worn throughout the duration of the visitor’s time in our hospitals and other health-care facilities, including while visiting patient/resident rooms.

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Last updated: 2021-11-08