The government announced additional measures on Wednesday 20 January because of the ‘British strain (B 1.1.7)’ of the coronavirus. These measures also affect Erasmus MC visiting guidelines.
Rules for visiting Erasmus MC changed
The national regulations on the number of visitors and the visiting hours mean the following changes have had to be made:
- No more than one person may accompany patients to the outpatient clinics.
- Patients admitted to hospital are only allowed one visitor per day (between 11am and 7:30pm).
- Only parents/carers are allowed to visit children admitted to Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital .
Only the night entrances can be used after 8:45pm:
- Wytemaweg entrance (Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital)
- Erasmus MC main entrance Dr. Molewaterplein
- Entrance 5, Westzeedijk parking garage.
For an overview of all the regulations, see our information page on the coronavirus.
Curfew and discharged patient
Family members who collect a patient who leaves the hospital after discharge late at night fall into the category of carers. They are allowed to be on the street during the curfew. A statement of its own is sufficient in this regard.
In an acute or urgent situation, the documents may be displayed afterwards, if you are held standing.
Wear a face mask during your visit and keep a 1,5 meters distance from others
Everyone over the age of 13 must wear a non-medical face mask*. This also applies when you are sitting in waiting areas, are in a treatment room or in a patient room. Visitors must remain in the patient rooms as much as possible during their visit, and may not go to other patient rooms or areas in the department such as the coffee/tea lounge. Taking of your mask is only permitted when you are eating or drinking (at a 1,5 meter distance) or when it is essential for your treatment.
*If you cannot wear a non-medical face mask, then you must wear a face shield.