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COVID-19 update


Patient & Visitor Entrances

During COVID-19, patients are being asked to enter through designated entrances.
Please refer to the maps below for information on how to access our facilities:


All Support Persons and visitors must self-screened before coming to the hospital. Please stay home if you are symptomatic or feeling unwell.

You can pre-screen yourself using THP’s online self-screening tool for patients and essential visitors:

For information on how to use the tool before coming to the hospital, visit THP’s Online Self-Screening for Patients and Essential Visitors.

Mandatory Masking Policy

For the health and safety of THP, masks MUST be worn at all times.

Visitors can wear their own 3-layered masks or a mask will also be provided to them while in the hospital.

Birthing Support Person and Visitor Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic

THP has worked to update our support person and visitor guidelines in an effort to have support for every birthing person and newborn while still aiming to protect our patients, families, staff and our community.

All support persons and visitors are required to pass screening before coming to the hospital. If your support person is symptomatic or feeling unwell we ask that they not come to the hospital. If your support person does not pass screening they will not be permitted in the hospital.

Patient Population/ Unit

Number & Frequency of Visits Permitted at THP

Labour Assessment Unit

  • One Support Person - no switching out with others

Birthing Suites

  • 2 designated essential support persons may be present for labour and birth
  • For scheduled caesarean sections - 1 essential support person may be present in Birthing Suites (surgery & recovery).
  • No switching out of visitors

Obstetrics/ Mother Baby Unit

  • 2 visitors may be present at the bedside at a time
  • Unlimited length of visit
  • Children <14yo may visit as one of the two visitors at the bedside and must be accompanied by an adult; children may not stay overnight
  • Antepartum and Surgical admissions – 2 visitors may be present at the bedside at a time
  • We encourage Quiet Time on the unit from 10pm-8am and only 1 support person to stay overnight during this time

Neonatal Intensive Care

  • 2 designated essential permitted at a time
  • Unlimited length of visit
  • No children or siblings

Breastfeeding/Jaundice Follow up Clinic

  • Only 1 support person is permitted to accompany the newborn for the outpatient visit.

COVID POSITIVE Patient Support

  • Please speak to your care providers upon admission to hospital so that we can work together ensure support for each patient

Children - Trillium Health Partners recognizes this is a very difficult time for many and planning child care during your admission may be a challenge. We ask that you please start planning and make arrangements for child care well in advance to your due date.

Children <14yo may visit if they pass COVID screening and are accompanied by an adult that is not the patient.  Children are considered one of the two people at the bedside at any time and must wear a mask while in the hospital.  Children visiting a patient may not stay overnight.

Information for Support Persons

Families are encouraged to bring all the supplies they will need for their whole stay when they are admitted for labour.

This includes:

For Mom

For Baby

  • Your health card
  • Extra insurance information (if applicable)
  • pen to fill out forms
  • Discardable underwear
  • Clothing
  • Personal hygiene products/Toiletries
  • Maxi pads/maternity pads
  • Two pillows
  • Breastfeeding pillow
  • Snacks for partner
  • Car Seat (required)
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Blankets
  • Several outfits
  • Mild baby soap
  • Hat
  • Mittens, socks or booties

For infection prevention purposes, our nourishment centers are closed. Microwaves and fridges are not available to warm or store food at this time.

COVID-19 Patient Testing

Any patient that presents with symptoms will be tested for viral respiratory illness.


If you have been tested for COVID-19 prior to admission, you will be provided with instructions on how to self-isolate at home until you’re admitted to the hospital.


Stay home

  • Do not go to work, school or other public places.
  • Stay home unless you need to get tested or require emergency medical care.
  • Do not use public transportation, taxis or rideshares.

Avoid contact with others

  • No visitors unless essential (e.g., care providers)
  • Stay away from seniors and people with chronic medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, lung problems, immune deficiency).
  • As much as possible, stay in a separate room away from other people in your home and use a separate bathroom if you have one.
  • Make sure that shared rooms have good airflow (e.g., open windows).
  • If these steps are not possible, keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others at all times.

Keep your distance

  • If you are in a room with other people, keep a distance of at least 2 metres and wear a mask or face covering that covers your nose and mouth.
  • People should wear a mask when they are in the same room as you.

Wash your hands

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Dry your hands with a paper towel or with cloth towel that no one else will share.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Experiencing Symptoms of COVID-19

​Your COVID-19 test result can be accessed online via provincial COVID-19 website within 24-48 hours.

When to seek urgent medical care

If you experience one of the following changes in your health, seek medical help right away:

  • If it becomes harder to breathe
  • If you can't drink anything
  • If you feel very unwell

Report to your closest hospital emergency department.

If you have chest pains or serious difficulty breathing, this could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you experience heavy vaginal bleeding, you begin to feel labour contractions, your water breaks or your experience a decrease in your baby’s movements, please call the hospital ahead of arrival and tell them that you have been tested for COVID-19.

Credit Valley Hospital
Labour Assessment Unit

Mississauga Hospital
Labour Assessment Unit


The basic protection against COVID-19 is the same for everyone, although even more important if you are pregnant.

  • Follow public health guidance about gatherings both indoors and outdoors.
  • Wear a clean mask to cover your nose and mouth.
    • Remember to not touch or adjust your mask when it is on your face.
    • Remove your mask by holding onto the straps and pulling it carefully away from your face.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid situations where you are exposed to person with COVID-19,
  • Talk to your prenatal care provider about the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy

It is recommended that all pregnant women in any stage of pregnancy and breastfeeding women be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you have any questions about being vaccinated against COVID contact your health care provider.

How to Book Your Vaccine

Please visit COVID-19 Vaccine | Trillium Health Partners for more information on how to book your vaccine.


Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health Website

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Website