Visitor Protocols


Beginning on Monday, February 22, 2021, the Ministry of Long Term Care will require that Essential Caregivers, Support Workers and General Visitors (when permitted), be tested for COVID-19 at Eastholme. 

After you have passed screening for symptoms and potential exposures to COVID-19, you will proceed into the lobby to have your test performed.  You will then be asked to leave the building for 15 to 20 minutes.  If your test result is positive, you will be advised of the need to book a test at your local Assessment Centre.  If your test result is negative, you can proceed with your visit.

Please be aware that there is a high volume of traffic at the screening desk between the hours of 1:30pm and 2:30pm due to staff shift changes.  If possible, plan your visits outside of these times.

Testing Frequency:

  • All visitors must be tested for COVID-19 at Eastholme with a rapid test on the day of their visit or the previous day.


  • Testing is not required in an emergency or palliative situation but can be performed if requested by the visitor.
  • Visitors who have had an Antigen Test with a negative result at another facility must provide proof of the result before being granted entry to the home. 

Eastholme’s Visitor Policy is based on the requirements of The Ministry of Long-Term Care visiting policy.  You can view the Ministry’s policy by clicking on this link: