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Restrictions remain in place and inside all of our hospitals you still need to wear a mask, wash your hands and follow social distancing. Please see information for visitors > before you plan on visiting.

Restrictions to remain in place at our hospitals on 19 July

UHDB colleagues wearing PPE masks in our hospitals

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.

Full details of the measures we’ve put in place to keep you safe can be found here >

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.”