Arrangements for attending your appointment

People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it.

It is a national requirement to wear a face covering or mask in hospitals and other health and care settings. We therefore ask for your cooperation when visiting one of our sites for an appointment:

  • You must wear a face mask or face covering, unless we have already risk assessed you and advised you not to
  • We will advise you about the need to wear a face covering when we contact you about your appointment
  • Though we advise you to bring your own face covering or mask, we will provide masks for any patient who needs one


Note that children aged under three do not need to wear a face covering.

If you wish to visit a patient in one of our inpatient units, please visit this page for further information.

By following these requirements as well as general government advice about social distancing and hand hygiene, you help to reduce the risk of transmission and keep our sites safe.