Covid-19

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We have a range of guidance for our patients, visitors, family and carers. For more detailed information about Covid-19 please visit:

NHS website

Current guidance

Take a test if you have ANY of the symptoms associated with Covid-19

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

The Government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. However, there are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated

  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside

  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces.

When to get a test

If you or your child have symptoms, take a test as soon as possible. You can order lateral flow tests to be sent to your home from the Government website.

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

For the most up to date advice about Covid-19 please visit the government website.

Download the following information leaflets for advice on looking after yourself if you are self-isolating or have Covid-19

Information for people at higher risk from Covid-19

Information for people at higher risk from Covid-19

Covid-19 can make anyone seriously ill. But for some people, the risk is higher.

There are 2 levels of higher risk below:

  • high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • moderate risk (clinically vulnerable)

The list on the NHS website explains who might be classed as high and moderate risk.

Information for patients

You will need to wear a face covering when you come to hospital as a visitor or outpatient.

From Tuesday 14 June, if you’re attending one of our hospitals for an outpatient appointment, to visit a loved one or to attend one of our emergency departments, you still need to continue to wear a face mask in waiting areas and clinical areas. However, you are no longer required to wear a face mask when entering the hospital, or in non-clinical areas (such as WH Smiths or canteen or coffee areas.)

Please help to keep our patients safe by not coming in to our hospitals if you have Covid-19 or flu like symptoms. If you are experiencing these symptoms and need to attend one of our hospitals in an emergency situation, we would advise you to wear a mask.

Covid-19 information and resources in accessible formats

There are many resources available in accessible formats and different languages to help our patients.

Links to these are below.

How we responded to the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic

This video includes the changes we made at our hospitals to keep patients, families, staff and our community safe.

Covid-19 Supplementary Privacy Notice

This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. It supplements our main Privacy Notice.

Covid-19 Supplementary Privacy Notice.pdf