New visitor limits in pastoral areas

Patients, their families and staff will continue to have access to pastoral care but the number of people permitted in prayer rooms, chapels and meditation spaces in south western Sydney public hospitals has been limited due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The pastoral areas will remain open to provide a quiet place to pray, read, reflect or rest but with two people permitted in each space at a time.

Each visitor to the pastoral spaces will be asked to maintain social distancing during their visit to the areas.

The limit on the number of people attending the pastoral spaces is necessary to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Hospitals prayer rooms, chapels and meditation areas are available for people of all faiths and denominations.

Pastoral care services offer spiritual and emotional support and will continue to be available for patients, families and staff while complying with social distancing and visitor limits.

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