Hands, face, space

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Hands -  Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using hand sanitiser, regularly throughout the day will reduce the risk of catching or passing on the virus.

Face - Coronavirus is carried in the air by tiny respiratory droplets that carry the virus. Face coverings reduce the spread of these droplets, meaning if you’re carrying the virus you’re less likely to pass it on when you exhale. Find out how to make your own face covering on the gov.uk website.

Space - Transmission of the virus is most likely to happen within 2 metres. While keeping this exact distance isn’t always possible, remaining mindful of surroundings and continuing to make space has a powerful impact when it comes to containing the spread.

If you are coming into one of our buildings, there are a few things you need to bear in mind:

  • we will try to carry out your appointment online or over the phone if possible
  • only attend if you have no symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste). If your household or support bubble is isolating, please phone the number in your appointment letter to let them know
  • please observe physical distancing and extra hygiene measures
  • try to arrive as close to your appointment time as possible
  • attend alone whenever possible
  • wear a face covering
  • you may have your temperature taken on arriving for your appointment
  • if you are having surgery or need to stay overnight you will be tested for COVID-19


Watch a message from our Chief Nurse about coming into the hospital this winter.



Watch a short video about how to stay safe when coming to see us.


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