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Important COVID-19 information for your hospital visit

Photo: Coronavirus face covering

Published: 16 June 2020

Wearing a face covering

As you may be aware the government has recently updated its advice for patients who attend a hospital setting therefore, please pay attention to any information sites displayed at the entrance to the hospital. You and anyone who is accompanying you for your appointment, will be required to wear a face covering:

  • A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth at all times and store used face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them.

  • Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose. Once removed, make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched.

  • You should wash a face covering regularly. It can go in with other laundry, using your normal detergent.

  • When wearing a face covering, take care to tuck away any loose ends.

More information can be found on the Gov.UK guidance page: How to wear and make a cloth face covering.