To minimise the risk of the spread of COVID-19, Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) facilities, including Gloucester Soldiers' Memorial Hospital and Manning Base Hospital, have enforced restricted visitor hours effective immediately.
Liz Grist, from HNELHD, told Australian Community Media in March there is a serious purpose to any imposed restrictions.
"We are not doing this just because we can, it's to protect all patients and staff," Ms Grist said.
Visitors must not enter a facility if they have a cold, fever or flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has a confirmed coronavirus case in the last fortnight.
There is COVID-19 testing available at Gloucester Medico. Please contact the staff if you are experiencing symptoms.
There are currently no cases of the virus in the area.