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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important information

INFORMATION UPDATED: 21 MARCH 2020

Hospital information

In line with national guidance, we are asking the public to limit visiting and to consider other ways of keeping in touch with loved ones in hospital such as phone calls. This guidance is as follows:

  • Our visiting hours will be restricted to between 6pm and 7pm
  • Visitors must be immediate family members or carers
  • Visitors should be limited to one per patient unless:
  • the patient is receiving end-of-life care
  • the visitor needs to be accompanied – accompanying visitors should not stay in patient, ward or communal areas, and this applies to inpatient and outpatient settings.

Visitors should not visit any health and care settings, and this applies to all inpatient, diagnostic and outpatient areas, if they are:

  • unwell, especially if they have a high temperature or a new, persistent cough
  • vulnerable as a result of their medication, a chronic illness or they are over 70.

No children under 12 should be visiting without the permission of the ward manager or the nurse in charge.

We ask for the public’s help in respecting these rules.

General advice

The latest national guidance from on symptoms and what to do is:

If you have a

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature.

Stay at home and read the full guidance here.

How to keep yourselves, your family and friends safe:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Official information sources

If you are concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19) there is lots of official information online from the NHS and Public Health England. Please refer to the list of official resources below for the latest guidance and advice.

Liverpool City Council, local NHS organisations, and Public Health England are also providing the latest local updates and advice through dedicated social media pages on Twitter and Facebook.

Click on the links above or search @COVIDLiverpool on both platforms to follow regular updates.

NHS 111: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

NHS website: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Public Health England: gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

World Health Organisation: who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. If you have a hospital appointment then you should attend as planned.
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