Current face mask guidance

The wearing of surgical face masks is no longer a mandatory requirement for colleagues, patients or visitors to our hospital or community sites but they will still be available for those who wish to wear them. 

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our hospitals and in our communities and will reinstate mask-wearing should if appropriate so please continue to check the current requirements before attending.  

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID, flu or other winter ailments, please do not visit patients on the wards. If you have an appointment and are feeling unwell, please contact the clinic you are due to attend for advice. 

Infection Prevention and Control Guidance

It remains very important to ensure robust adherence to infection prevention and control guidance as the best means by which to minimise and hopefully stop nosocomial transmissions. We can all play our part by following these very simple steps:

  • Rigorous application of hand hygiene Ideally, wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with hot water and soap but if not available use hand sanitisers.
  • Rigorous application of respiratory hygiene Catch it, bin it, kill it!

COVID-19 is an illness first identified in 2019 that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

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