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COVID-19: Visiting restrictions across our hospitals

 

We continue to take all necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


To reduce the risk to patients, staff and any visitors and maintain the Government’s direction on social isolation, from 7pm this evening (23 March 2020) no visiting will be allowed at the RDE unless there are:

  • Specific reasons of safety (dementia or learning disability where anxiety would be increased significantly)
  • In patients under the age of 18 years old (one parent/guardian only)
  • A patient receiving end of life care

Even under these circumstances you should not visit if you have a new, persistent cough or high temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher). Additionally, if you live with someone who has symptoms you will need to stay at home for 14 days starting from the day the first person in your house developed symptoms and should not visit.


This restriction will be in place for at least the next 2 weeks and will be reviewed daily after 6th April.

 

We would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding.

 

Added 23 March 2020

Call 111 when its less than urgent