COVID-19 GUIDANCE IN LOCAL HEALTHCARE SETTINGS TO BE MAINTAINED OR REINTRODUCED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
In the interests of patient safety and the protection of health and care staff, volunteers and visitors, the wearing of PPE and face masks and any other protective measures employed by hospitals, GP and other primary care practices, will apply across all our premises. All staff, patients and visitors should follow rules and measures introduced for their safety and protection and the protection of others. This is due to the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases in the community and in our hospitals.
Therefore, all colleagues, volunteers, patients and visitors to hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies will be required to do the following:
- HANDS: Wash hands regularly with soap and water or hand gel if hand washing facilities are not available
- FACE: Wear surgical face masks (not coverings) in all public areas in our buildings
- SPACE: Give people space (1m away from people is preferable) wherever possible and ensure workplaces are COVID Secure
- FRESH AIR: Ensure areas are well ventilated wherever possible by opening windows, etc
These requirements will remain in place until further notice.
Please watch out for further updates but in the meantime, please remember that the safety of all colleagues, volunteers, patients and visitors is an absolute priority for us.
We appreciate your ongoing support.