Visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 screening: Visitors/support persons are directed to self-screen for COVID-19. Patients and clients are screened at registration.

Limited visitation: Visitation may be limited in areas of COVID-19 outbreak depending on the circumstances and severity. Please refer to the below summary and facility/ units/area restrictions. 

Mandatory masking: Wear a well-fitted medical mask at all times. Cloth masks and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted.

Physical distancing: Whenever possible, please maintain physical distancing from others while in all Eastern Health facilities. Please also follow any signage for physical distancing in cafeterias and other common areas.

Hand hygiene: Wash hands regularly.


Effective Friday, March 4, 2022:

Inpatients in a hospital setting and residents of long-term care homes can have two visitors at the same time.

Patients and residents are no longer required to identify designated visitors and support persons for visitation. Multiple visitors/support persons are permitted with no more than two visiting at the same time. To comply with physical distancing requirements, a support person is included as one of the two visitors during visiting hours. If a patient, resident or loved one feels that a support person is required for additional support or assistance outside of regular visiting hours, they should discuss their request with the clinical care team.

Please note that some areas/units may not be able to accommodate two visitors at the same time due to the space available and the need to maintain physical distancing requirements. In these cases, clinical care teams will work with families to identify visitation options.

Facility/Unit/ Area Visitor Restrictions:

There is currently temporary limited visitation or visitor restrictions in place at the following sites/units/areas due to COVID-19. While temporary visitor restrictions are in place, each resident/patient on the impacted unit or facility is permitted to have one essential visitor, unless otherwise communicated by the care team. Palliative care and end-of-life visitation should be discussed with the health-care team.

  • Labrador Health Centre – Inpatient Unit. For more information, please contact Megan White (709) 897-2296
  • Labrador South Health Centre – Long-Term Care Unit. For more information, please contact Tiffany Mclean (709) 454-0376
  • Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital – Inpatient Units (Level 1 and Level 2 of facility). For more information, please contact Nista Noel (709) 454-0324
  • Happy Valley-Goose Bay Long-Term Care Home 
  • John M. Gray Centre