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From 13 June 2022, the following visiting guidance applies:
- In inpatient settings where patients are at high risk of infection due to immunosuppression, e.g. oncology/haematology, visitors may be asked to wear a face mask.
- Visitors and individuals accompanying patients to outpatient appointments or the emergency department are not routinely required to wear a face mask.
- Anyone showing any symptoms of COVID-10 should not visit.
- Two visitors are permitted at a time, per patient.
- Patients may be accompanied where appropriate and necessary to assist their communication and/or to meet their health, care, emotional, religious, or spiritual care needs.
Before visiting we encourage all visitors to help to keep our patients safe by undertaking a lateral flow test. We will not ask for this result on arrival.
It is important that you do not visit if you are showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, a high temperature, new persistent cough or loss/ change in smell or taste. You should also not attend if you have had a positive COVID test in the past 10 days, returned from high risk countries in the past 10 days or if you have been told to isolate by the national test and trace team in the past 10 days. Where you are a household contact we ask that you also refrain from visiting for the isolation period.
We do understand how important it is for patients to remain connected with their family, friends and carers when they come into hospital and we continually review our visiting guidance so that when it is safe to relax visiting restrictions we do so.
13 June 2022