CENTRAL Gippsland Health has restricted its services, in line with new Department of Health directives, and is requiring visitors to wear face masks.
Visitors and outpatients over the age of 18 must wear a face mask for the entire duration of their stay.
People will be provided with one on entry, or are encouraged to wear their own cloth mask.
The service has also reduced its visiting hours to between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, and has restricted patients to one visitor per day.
Exemptions apply to visitors caring for children, people with disabilities, support people during pregnancy, in specific emergency situations and those in palliative care.