Visitation in a number of areas such as Urgent Care, diagnostic services, outpatient departments and day procedures remains restricted due to high patient volumes and lack of space for social distancing in these clinics.
In Patient Units ONLY
Visiting hours at Concordia Hospital are from 10:00am-7:00pm, seven days a week.
Please note that Visitation Guidelines may be adjusted in the case of a potential or confirmed COVID-19 outbreak or upon the direction of the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer.
Fully vaccinated general visitors are able to access inpatient units only.
Please note this change only applies to general/social visitors. There is no change to access for Essential care partners who provide vital support to their loved ones in hospital.
Essential Care partners do not have to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
Visitation on inpatient units in End of Life situations will continue to be assessed on a case by case basis.
Fully vaccinated general visitors are any member of the public who may safely visit a specific patient at CH indoors or outdoors who have received both doses (any combination) of an approved two dose COVID-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna), OR a single dose of an approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine (Janssen /Johnson & Johnson) with more than 14 days having passed since the second dose (or approved sole dose) was received.
Expanded visitation requires that both the visitor and the patient or resident are fully vaccinated.
What proof of vaccination is acceptable?
Multiple options are acceptable. Concordia Hospital will confirm whether the visitor meets the criteria (received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, with second dose received at least 14 days prior). A record of vaccination status will not be retained or recorded and as such proof of vaccination will need to be provided at each visit.
Manitobans can find and print their vaccine records through the Shared Health Online Results Portal https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/.
The new immunization card is available for application at https://immunizationcard.manitoba.ca.
Documentation may include any one of the following:
- Confirmation via QR code (Manitoba immunization card);
- Paper copy of Manitoba immunization card;
- Online confirmation of vaccine record through the Shared Health Online Results Portal https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/
- Printed copy of vaccine record available through the Shared Health Online Results Portal https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/
- Photo ID will be required to ensure the vaccination documentation presented belongs to the visitor. In instances where photo ID is not available, on a case-by-case basis, other forms of identification can be accepted.
- Children between the ages of 12-18 must provide proof of vaccination but will not be required to produce photo identification. Those under the age of 12, must pass screening and can visit with a fully vaccinated adult.
Visitors from other areas in Canada will be asked to provide proof of vaccination from their home jurisdiction.
All visitors must show proof of vaccination status each time they enter a facility and must continue to follow all screening and IP&C requirements (use of medical masks and protective eyewear, hand hygiene, physical distancing, and enhanced cleaning/disinfection).
Screening: Visitors will not be permitted to visit if they do not meet the screening criteria. Screening will include:
- Verifying whether visitors are listed as “Essential Care Providers” or fully vaccinated “General Visitors”
- Ensuring all Visitors clean their hands before proceeding to the unit.
- Assessing Visitors for symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure to COVID-19 prior to each visit.
- Determining if Visitors have travelled beyond the boundaries set out by the Provincial Public Health Office, within the past 14 days. Fully vaccinated individuals, upon providing proof that they have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including a second dose more than 14 days before their planned visit, are able to visit, even if they have travelled within Canada in the past 14 days.
This is the first expansion of visitation on our road back to a more normal state, and it will be done carefully and safely to ensure the ongoing protection of those in our care.
- Visit information must be retained for 30 days for the purpose of contact tracing. Information related to an individual’s vaccination status will not be retained.
- Number of visitors: Only 1 general visitor allowed at a time (up to 2 at a time from the same household)
- Visiting Hours: Visitation will occur during general visitation hours i.e. 10a.m-7 p.m, seven days a week
- Visits per day: Each General Visitor will access the facility no more than once per day and will be screened
- In-room visits: may occur between fully vaccinated patients and fully vaccinated visitors provided physical distancing is maintained.
- Shared room visits: All patients must be fully vaccinated. If a patient in the room is not fully vaccinated, the facility will determine whether another location is available and feasible for the visit.
- Bringing outside food or food from the vending machine to the unit: Visitors are not permitted to eat or drink in patient care areas, including resident’s rooms. General Visitors and Essential Care Partners are asked to go directly to the patient’s room and to please not stop at the hospital cafeteria.
- Visitors Using the washroom on the unit: All Visitors are asked to use the public washrooms available on the Main Floor
Based on evaluation of risk, as well as operational clinical judgement, we may be unable to facilitate visits for certain patients.
Thank you for your patience and consideration as we work to make visiting safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Visitors are important to healing
Family and friends can play an important part in helping patients feel better. Visiting at Concordia depends on the condition, care needs and expressed wishes of each individual patient, as well as safety, security and privacy.
For this reason, visiting times and arrangements may vary between patients and units. Please check with your unit staff about visiting times. Also, please understand that we may need to interrupt a visit to provide care.