Despite the easing of lockdown measures in the community on Monday 19 July, current restrictions will remain in place across all of our hospital sites as we continue to care for vulnerable members of our community.
This means that everyone who visits our hospitals is required to wear a face mask (unless they are exempt from doing so), adhere to social distancing and good hand hygiene. Visiting restrictions also remain in place as we continue to do all we can to ensure the safety our patients, visitors and staff.
Executive Chief Nurse, Cathy Winfield, said: “As we continue to care for vulnerable patients, and with cases of Covid-19 on the rise nationally, we must all play a part in keeping our patients and each other safe. The Government have confirmed restrictions are being eased in the community, but the guidance for healthcare settings remains unchanged.
“We are continuing to follow hands, face, space in all of our hospitals which means all staff and visitors are expected to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidance as well as a series of other measures we’ve put in place.
“We understand that these measures have been difficult for everyone during the pandemic, and we would like to thank you all for helping us to limit the spread of Covid-19 in our hospitals – but we must keep these restrictions in place for a while longer yet.
“We hope to ease some of the restrictions over the next few months, but any changes will be done in a controlled way when we believe it is safe to do so.”