New Guidelines for Coming to SHN

New Guidelines for Coming to SHN

With the Province proceeding with its reopening plans, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is beginning to ease visitor restrictions and other measures related to coming to our hospitals. As we move ahead with these changes, the safety and protection of our patients, visitors, staff, medical staff, and volunteers remain our top priorities.

Beginning Monday, June 20, the following changes will take effect at SHN:

Introducing Self-Screening at Hospital Entrances

Everyone entering the hospital will be asked to self-screen for COVID-19, clean hands and put on a medical mask. The mask must be worn at all times while at the hospital.

  • We will have self-screening poster stands at the entrances with key health questions. Visitors who enter the hospital are confirming that they have passed their self-screening.
  • Hospital-approved medical masks will also be provided at the entrance that patients and visitors will be required to wear at all times while at the hospital.

Change to Vaccination Requirement
While we strongly encourage everyone to protect themselves and the community by getting vaccinated against COVID-19, it will no longer be necessary to show vaccination status in order to enter our hospitals.


Updating our Visitor Policy

SHN will be easing visitor restrictions at our hospitals to:

  • 2 Visitors per patient staying in the hospital.
  • 1 Visitor per patient coming for an appointment or test, or to our Emergency Department.
  • Visiting hours will remain between 1 to 7 p.m.

Visitors are required to continue scheduling visits in advance with the patient’s healthcare team. It’s important for us to know when visitors are coming so that our healthcare teams can continue to manage the capacity of people on our units and ensure the safety of patients, family members and staff

Note: Depending on the level of COVID-19 transmission in the community, visitors may be restricted further.

Thank you for playing your part in ensuring that we continue to have safe and healthy hospitals.