Staying safe doesn’t change: please continue to wear a facemask

16 Jul 2021

To help us keep our patients, staff and visitors safe, please continue to wear a face mask or covering when visiting an RD&E healthcare setting – this includes our acute hospital, community sites and hospitals, and the Exeter COVID-19 Vaccination Centre (Greendale).

This is in line with the latest national guidance, which encourages everyone to wear a face mask or covering in healthcare settings after lockdown restrictions are eased on 19 July 2021.

We also ask that people continue to follow social distancing and hand hygiene measures when visiting an RD&E healthcare setting.

We all have a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our hospitals safe – thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

  • More information about facemasks can be found here: Wearing a face mask or face covering during COVID-19
  • If you are a deaf or hearing impaired, our staff have a range of communication options to ensure that they can communicate effectively with you. This might include visual aids such as writing things down, speech to text apps and sign language.
  • We understand that for some people, wearing a face covering may be difficult due to physical or mental health conditions, and these people will remain exempt.
  • Please note that there will be no changes to visiting at this time. Click here to find out more.


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