Visitor Restrictions in Place at Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre

May 31, 2022 – St. John’s, NL: Eastern Health advises the public that visitor restrictions are temporarily in place on the Medical/Surgical Unit at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre due to cases of COVID-19 among patients.

While visitor restrictions are in place, each resident on the unit is permitted to have one designated visitor. Palliative care and end-of-life visitation should be discussed with the health-care team. Immediate family members may contact the site at 709-891-3445 for further information.

These are temporary measures to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and will be reassessed regularly to determine when full visitation can safely resume.

Visitor restrictions during the pandemic have been critically important to the safety of our residents, patients, staff and physicians. For more information about visitation guidelines, please visit the ‘Visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic’ webpage via

The public is asked not to visit any health-care facility if they feel ill or are symptomatic. For infection prevention, the public is advised to wash their hands frequently, cover their coughs or sneezes with a tissue or the crook of their arms and refrain from touching their faces.

Eastern Health thanks the public for their support and reminds them of the importance of continuing to follow public health guidance to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. These precautions are designed to help keep patients, clients, residents, visitors, staff and physicians safe and help in the prevention and spread of infection.

For up-to-date information on visitor restrictions and precautions, please refer to the Eastern Health website at Eastern Health apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Last updated: 2022-05-31