Covid-19 (Coronavirus information)

This page is the central repository for all of our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) messages for the public.

Visitor information

In order to keep our women, children, families and staff as safe as possible in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak the measures we need to take to protect those across our Trust have changed.

Read more about our changes to our visitor policy

Safe restoration of services

Following the suspension of services due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we are now starting to resume services those that we stopped and looking at how we manage those that have continued during the pandemic.

We’ll be contacting you to let you know when services are ready and what you need to do next.

When we do, services may be delivered differently. That could mean a video or telephone call if there’s no clinical reason for you to be seen in person.

If you do have to come to our hospitals or sites please be reassured that it is safe to do so.

Read more on the restoration of services including guidance on what to do when you visit us

Urgent and critical care services

Our critical care services remain open. Whether you are pregant woman or your child is unwell and requires emergency care our hospitals are well prepared to look after you or your child’s health during what we know is a difficult and anxious time. 

Find out more on our dedicated urgent and critical care page

Condition-specific COVID-19 guidance for children and young people

We have started to collate guidance on specific conditions. Please note that as the situation is evolving this guidance could change at any point.

Find out more about condition-specific guidance

Information and advice regarding Coronavirus

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.