Keeping you safe when visiting

NHS patients, staff and visitors are no longer routinely required to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

All healthcare settings are transitioning back to pre pandemic polies on visiting and masks wearing. Whilst the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) (formally Public Health England) does not require face coverings/masks to be worn in healthcare settings, please be aware that at times of increased incidence of any infection on our sites; we may ask that face coverings/masks be worn by patients, staff and visitors, unless you are exempt. Healthcare staff may also be asked to wear face masks as part of PPE requirements when caring for suspected/confirmed Covid-19 patients.

Inpatients with suspected or confirmed Covid-19 may also be asked to wear a face mask.

Visitors showing any symptoms of Covid-19 should not visit. This is essential for infection prevention and control. Anyone feeling unwell, should not visit.

If a face to face visit cannot be facilitated, a virtual visit may be arranged.

Each site may have additional measures in place and so we recommend you contact the ward directly, prior to your visit.

We also ask that hands are sanitised on entry and exit to our buildings.

Thank you for playing your part to keep everyone as safe as possible at this time.