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Hospital visits returning

coronavirus update

Restrictions on visitations at Tasmanian hospitals will be eased from Monday.

It comes as the state notches up a 14th straight day of no new confirmed coronavirus cases, leaving our tally at 226 with only 6 active infections - 2 of those in hospital but not ICU.

Health Minister Sarah Courtney says from June 1st, one visitor per patient will be allowed during the visiting hours of 2pm - 6pm, depending on the specific facility.

"To ensure staff and patient safety, visitors must complete the visitor screening tool on arrival, and importantly there will be assistance with these processes available for visitors who need it. Tasmanians must not visit a hospital, outpatient department or clinic if they have any symptoms. These include a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, gastrointestinal symptoms," she said.

Exemptions to the person limit can be granted on compassionate grounds - the advice is to call ahead to find out what can be arranged.

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