Covid-19 restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday (19 July).
However, NHS leaders have confirmed that restrictions will remain in place for patients, visitors and staff in healthcare settings.
Patients and visitors are reminded that they must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules when accessing or visiting one of our hospitals or healthcare settings.
In the meantime, please remember:
- Wear a hospital grade face mask at all times.
- Perform a lateral flow test before you visiting/attending.
- Adhere to 2m social distancing.
- Wear additional personal protective equipment as requested.
- Wash your hands before entering and leaving the building.
- Use the hand sanitiser outside each ward, department area.
- Pre-book an appointment to visit an inpatient.
- Visit if you have Covid-19, diarrhoea and vomiting, flu and cold-like symptoms, have been instructed to self- isolate or have received a positive test.
Please note, these restrictions are subject to change at any time due to rising case numbers.
Jo Mountjoy, Chief Nurse, said: “As restrictions are lifted in many places on Monday it is important that the public continues to play its part when visiting us to help protect our staff and patients, including those who may be more vulnerable to infections.
“Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across all our hospital sites and healthcare settings, so that our most vulnerable patients and staff are protected from visitors who are carrying the virus without any symptoms.”