Changes to patient visitors

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    Changes to patient visitors

    Throughout the pandemic precautions have been in place to ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors at sites across Lancashire and South Cumbria. LSCft have recently updated their visiting guidance to support greater access for visitors. The following guidelines are in place:

    • Visits must be booked beforehand by ringing the main reception of the hospital you are planning to visit, and you must not be Covid-19 positive or have any symptoms
    • Visiting times are generally between 1-5pm, dependent on location, and will be for 45 minutes to allow for necessary cleaning to take place in between visitors
    • Before visiting, visitors are advised to ensure they have a negative test result, from a Lateral Flow Test kit
    • Anyone who wishes to visit must ensure:
      • They are not Covid-19 positive or have any Covid-19 symptoms, such as a fever or a new continuous dry cough
      • They are not isolating as a result of contact with someone who is Covid-19 positive
      • They have not been contacted by Test and Trace to say they are a contact of a Covid-19 positive patient
      • They are not clinically vulnerable due to upcoming surgery
      • There are no local or national lockdown restrictions in place which would affect visiting
    • Whilst on Trust premises visitors must:
      • Wear surgical face masks (unless exempt) – available on site
      • Undertake regular handwashing or use of hand gel
      • Follow advice and guidance from staff
      • Wipe down any items being given to the patient
      • Follow any one-way systems in place
      • Adhere to social distancing measures and avoid congregating in any areas eg. reception, outside entrances, or in cafes
      • Safely dispose of face masks after the visit

     

    These safety protections are in place to limit the risk of any spread of Covid-19.