When you come to our hospitals, you should maintain social distancing wherever possible and try to come alone if you can. You may also be asked to take extra precautions by the staff at our hospitals.

Last updated: 1 October 2020

Our infection prevention and control team continues to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) rates in the county daily, to keep you as safe as possible. As a result, we are able to increase the range of services available for patients with other conditions.

If you have been invited to come in for a face-to-face appointment at our hospitals, you will see we have introduced measures to help people stay safe and keep their distance, including our new signs around the hospitals.

Keeping you safe

We have made changes to our services and restricted visiting in our hospitals as part of our response to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you need to attend our hospitals, you should: 


  • wear a face covering if you have to attend our hospitals

  • attend appointments by yourself if you can, to minimise the spread of infection

  • follow social distancing guidelines in our hospitals by keeping 2 metres apart from staff and members of the public

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you cough or sneeze, and bin the tissue straight away

  • regularly wash your hands or use hand sanitiser

You may be asked to wear a face mask when entering certain clinical areas, which will be provided by staff at our hospitals. As soon as you enter our buildings, you must wear your own face mask or other protective equipment in line with national guidance.


It's important to seek medical help if you feel very unwell or think something is seriously wrong. Call NHS 111 for medical help, or 999 for life threatening emergencies, like a suspected heart attack or stroke.