As this is a rapidly changing situation, please visit the Department of Health website for the latest updates, including advice on symptoms and precautions.

Masks are required for all visitors to Peter Mac aged eight years and over. Peter Mac patients are vulnerable at this time, and we remain closed to visitors except in limited circumstances where a patient is receiving end-of-life care.

All patients coming for surgery or any procedure that requires a general anaesthetic will need to undergo a COVID-19 test before the surgery/procedure. You can have either a PCR or RAT test and the table below tells you when to do this before your procedure.

We want you to stay connected to your care team at Peter Mac, and for your cancer treatment to continue where possible in compliance with state and territory COVID rules.

Peter Mac will be performing temperature checks and asking screening questions to all patients, visitors, couriers and contractors entering the building.

We know it's a challenging time and that you may have questions about COVID-19 and your cancer treatment.

Virtual visits are a great way to stay connected to your loved ones and support them during their stay at Peter Mac.

Peter Mac is pleased to welcome back visitors between 8am and 8pm, with COVID safe precautions in place and in line with the Victorian government’s requirements for all hospital visitors.

With Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program underway, we are receiving questions from patients and carers about vaccination for people affected by cancer. The information and resources on this page should address some of your uncertainties.

There are many simple things you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19 but your best defence is good hand hygiene and avoiding touching your face.

Peter Mac is experiencing a high volume of calls so we're working with Cancer Council Australia’s Information and Support line to ensure we can best support our patients and families.

On this page you will find links to COVID-19 information in other languages.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are all making changes to our daily lives, and that includes our exercise routines.