Guidance for wearing face coverings in the hospital
Date: 12 June 2020
From Monday 15 June 2020, in line with Government recommendations we are asking outpatients and visitors to wear a face covering at all times when visiting our hospital.
Wearing a face covering will help to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Please see below for some guidance:
- An effective face covering should cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably
- Surgical face masks are acceptable, but are not necessary; a face covering can be as simple as a scarf, cloth mask or bandanna.
- You should wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and taking it off
- Avoid touching your face at all time, even when wearing a face covering
- Please follow other infection control safety measures when visiting our hospital, including social distancing, regular hand washing and staying left when moving around the hospital.
- Please do not wear gloves at the hospital.
Whilst we ask visitors to wear face coverings in our hospitals for their protection and others, the guidance states that the following groups do not need to wear a face covering:
- Young children under the age of three
- Anyone with anatomical difficulties that would make wearing a face covering impossible or painful e.g. facial injuries
- People with breathing difficulties
- Anyone who experiences severe discomfort or distress while wearing a face covering e.g. those with severe claustrophobia
A member of staff will be available at the door to help answer any questions you have.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
From Monday 15 June 2020, in line with Government recommendations we are asking outpatients and visitors to wear a face-covering at all times when visiting our hospital.