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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).

Lockdown restrictions 

We are continuing to provide patient services as part of NHS Scotland's recovery plan.

Hospital appointments are classed as essential travel. If you have received an appointment, it is important that you attend as scheduled.

Find out about Changes to visiting.

Face Covering requirements  

Face coverings must be worn to enter and move around all Hospital and Hotel public areas.

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.

Getting to Hospital for your Appointment

Please consider how you travel to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital for inpatient or day case treatment, an outpatient appointment or COVID testing.

If possible, please travel in a car from the same household, family/friends bubble, pre-arranged hospital transport or private transport (for example a taxi or private hire car).

You must not travel to hospital for a COVID test in a taxi or private hire car as you will need to wait a few hours for your results.

If you need to use public transport, it is important that you follow the instructions set out in the UK Government’s Safer Travel Guide for Passengers.

Patients who need assistance to travel to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital for COVID testing should contact our Patient Coordination Centre on 0141 951 5266 for help arranging this.

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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