In line with new national government guidance, from Monday 15th June 2020 ALL patients and visitors should wear face coverings at ALL times whilst in a hospital building. 

The face covering MUST cover your nose and mouth at all times and you MUST ensure that it is fastened securely before you enter the building. Please make sure that you bring a plastic bag or container in which you can place your covering if you need to remove it as part of your treatment, as well as a spare covering that you can wear as a replacement.

If your visit is for an appointment that requires a mask as part of your treatment, a waterproof surgical mask will be provided for you that can be disposed of safely by your clinical team following treatment – please put your own face covering separately in a bag when you take it off. Following your treatment you will need to put on your replacement face covering to exit the building to avoid any risk of transmission.

If the face coverings you choose to bring with you are reusable, please make sure you wash any that you have worn whilst in our hospital thoroughly when you get home before using it again.

There is guidance on the Government’s website about how to make and wear cloth face coverings that are perfectly acceptable to wear when coming into hospital. You can access this by clicking here 

We are reminding you that it is essential for you to clean your hands with soap and water regularly, or at the many hand gel dispensers located across the Trust. Social distancing advice remains in place across the hospital, to help ensure a two metre gap between yourself, other visitors and staff, please keep to the left hand side of all of our corridors at all times.

Thank you for adhering to this guidance and for playing your part in reducing the risk of infection, for further information about COVID-19 please go to our dedicated page by clicking here.