If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for 10 days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Visiting arrangements during COVID-19

In order to protect the safety of our patients please note the following changes:

From Monday 15 June when you come into any of our hospitals you will be required to wear a face covering at all times. Please ensure that you bring a face covering or mask with you to hospital.

From Sunday 22 March we will not allow any visitors unless they have been pre-arranged with the nurse in charge*.

Despite our earlier pleas for anyone feeling unwell or with symptoms of a cough or temperature to stay away, we have unfortunately had people with symptoms visiting our hospitals. This decision is to help protect our patients and staff. 

Please think of other ways you can stay in touch with your relative/ friend, such as video calls.

We apologise for any distress this will cause and would appreciate your co-operation at this challenging time.

Thank you from everyone at Team NUH

*There will be special allowances made for birthing partners, parents of patients under the age of 18, those supporting 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, relatives collecting patients on discharge and those at the end of life.  These will be restricted and visitors must be pre-arranged with the nurse in charge.

PLEASE NOTE: When coming to our Emergency Department, there are strict criteria around admission of relatives to NUH under special circumstances. Please respect our staff when they are explaining this process to you. We will make every effort to ensure that we are able to keep you informed about your relatives progress during their stay. 

We ask that the public respect these rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.


When visiting a patient in our care, please respect our Visitors’ Code. You can view this here: