Man in blue scrubs wearing a face mask with a ward in the background. Circular yellow graphic on the top right which reads 'wear a mask in clinical areas'.

Wearing masks our hospitals

We are still asking patients and visitors to wear masks in clinical areas, but you are no longer asked to wear a mask in other areas.

As always, our main focus is on keeping people safe and ensuring that everyone receives the care they need as soon as possible. There may be short-term changes to how we manage patient flow in our services, including infection prevention and control.

Everything is being done to ensure that people are not exposed to additional risk when in hospital.

We still ask you to help us where possible by only visiting if you are well and symptom free, remembering to wash your hands regularly and minimising the number of people visiting at any time.