COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance

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 when travelling

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

Visiting our inpatient wards

In line with other hospitals we have taken the difficult decision to immediately restrict visiting to all inpatient areas, until further notice. This is to help us protect patients, visitors and staff.

The new arrangements are as follows and will take effect immediately.

  • Essential visitors only (immediate family or main carer)
  • No children (under 12)
  • Only one visitor per patient per day
  • Visits to last no longer than 30 mins
  • Visiting to take place only between 6pm and 8pm

Anyone who is unwell, especially if they have a high temperature or a new, persistent cough must not visit.

If you have an appointment with us:

Patients should continue to attend their appointment as usual unless they have specific concerns around COVID-19, or have symptoms of a high temperature or a new, persistant cough in which case you should stay at home for 7 days.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

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: