Visiting Guidelines – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

12th March 2020
Covid Update

Health and social care services are coming under growing pressure due to the increase in cases of coronavirus, and we expect normal business will not be possible as we move into the next phase of this pandemic.

Unfortunately, that may include some restrictions on visits to hospitals, care homes and other care settings. It is important to emphasise that there is no blanket ban on visits to hospitals or other care settings at this stage. It is fully accepted that for many families and patients, visits are essential and important to patient wellbeing. Given the particular risks from coronavirus, hospitals and other providers have to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of patients and staff. People with underlying health problems are at particular risk, which is why hospitals and care facilities need to take particular care.

For more information on Coronavirus please visit: or if you have concerns about your recent travel history please contact the NHS Helpline on 111.