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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - lockdown visiting restrictions

Scotland is in lockdown until Friday 31 January 2021.

Only Essential Visits are allowed during Lockdown.

Travelling for essential hospital visits is noted as an exemption under new legislation that came into effect on Friday 20 November 2020. This means that people can travel outwith their local authority area for essential visiting to a hospital in any local authority.

Essential Visits are:

  • for a person receiving end-of-life care;
  • to support someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism where not being present would cause the patient to be distressed;
  • a birth partner supporting a woman during hospital visits; and
  • to accompany a child in hospital.

Visitors should also consider whether a visit is essential even in these circumstances.

Anyone who is unwell and/or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 - a new, persistent cough, change or loss of taste/smell and fever or high temperature - should not visit any patients in a hospital.

Non-essential visitors should consider alternative ways of maintaining contact with relatives and loved ones in hospital, such as by phone or video chat, which we can help with.

Any essential visitors to our site must ensure they carry out the correct hand hygiene measures, physical distance and wear a face covering at all times.  

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


No visitors, including children, are allowed at this time.


Please do not bring flowers into the hospital.


Please check with ward staff before bringing in food items for patients.

 Infection prevention and control

Please help us prevent the spread of infections and stay away from the hospital if you have an infection, cold, vomiting or diarrhoea.

Find out about Hand Hygiene

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