COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance

National COVID guidance for healthcare settings remains unchanged after 19 July.

Everyone accessing or visiting our services must continue to wear a face mask and follow social distancing rules.

For the latest information on COVID-19  including symptoms to look out for, how it is spread and advice around public places and self-isolation, visit the NHS website

Face coverings can be cloth and/or homemade, and advice on how to wear and make one can be found on the government website:

Visiting our inpatient wards

To protect patients, visitors and staff, and in line with the latest NHS guidance we have updated our visiting guidelines:

If you have any symptoms of coronavirus or believe that you may have coronavirus you should not visit our hospitals. If you display symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate at home and organise a test, members of your household should also self-isolate for 10 days. For more information go to:

  • Before visiting, please contact the ward first to make arrangements
  • Visiting is restricted to 1 person only and will be reviewed case by case on a daily basis
  • All visitors must wear a face mask or face covering
  • We can assist with virtual visits where face-to-face visiting is not practical. Please contact the ward for more information

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.

If you have an appointment with us:

Patients should continue to attend their appointment unless they have specific concerns around COVID-19, or have symptoms.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

•         you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

•         your condition gets worse

•         your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Access the online coronavirus service for advice. See also the NHS advice on staying at home:

For more information

For the latest information from the NHS on coronavirus (COVID-19) please go to:

Find out what to do if:

you think you have symptoms
you might have been exposed to the virus

Go to: for an online symptom checker which will tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

To learn about the government response visit