Board Hospital Research Hotel


General information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

About Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause respiratory illness of varying severity. Currently, there is no vaccine and no specific treatment for infection with the virus. 

Coronaviruses do not usually spread if people don’t have symptoms – but we cannot be 100 per cent certain.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of new continuous cough and/or fever/high temperature and a loss or changed sense of normal smell or taste (Anosmia).

Face Covering requirements from 5 August 2020 

Face coverings must be worn to enter and move around all Hospital and Hotel public areas from
Wednesday 5 August 2020.

Staff, contractors, patients and visitors must wear a face covering:

  • to enter the Hospital or Hotel,
  • in corridors, lifts and stairwells, and
  • in Golden Bistro*, Cafe Latte and the Shop

Clinical staff should continue to wear fluid resistant surgical masks throughout their shift.

Thank you for your cooperation.

* Face coverings should only be removed when eating/drinking in the Golden Bistro dining room.

Latest guidance

Up-to-date advice on self-isolation, social distancing and shielding is available from NHS Inform.

Useful links

NHS Inform guidance and self-help tool

Changes to visiting

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