Board Hospital Research Hotel

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Rules for visiting during COVID-19

Only visit if you have an appointment:

  • ​​Book a Designated Visitor slot in advance. Contact numbers can be found here.
  • Please book one day ahead if possible and leave a message if you do not get an answer.
  • Arrange an Essential Visit by calling the ward/department directly - click to view telephone numbers for our wards

Do not visit if you:

  • Are you feeling unwell.
  • Have a new/continuous cough.
  • Have you had any sickness or diarrhoea within the last 48 hours.
  • Have noticed a change in your temperature.
  • Have noticed a change to your normal sense of taste or smell.
  • Are self-isolating because you have been in contact with anyone suspected as having, or have tested positive for coronavirus, in the past 14 days.

Visitors must:

  • Report to Hospital Reception on arrival.
  • Wear a face covering whilst inside the hospital.
  • Wash your hands on arrival at the hospital, on arrival at the ward department and frequently during the visit, especially if you touch anything or anyone.
  • Maintain the recommended physical distance wherever possible, even if the person has previously been in your household or social bubble.
  • Follow good hygiene practice if you cough or sneeze: cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or a disposable tissue, dispose of the tissue, wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands as you leave the ward/department, as you leave the hospital and when you arrive home.

Visitors must not:

  • Move around different areas of the hospital or try to visit other people in the hospital.
  • Touch or hug the patient you are visiting, even if the person has previously been in your household or part of your social bubble.
  • Bring food parcels, flowers, helium balloons or similar items.