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Masks, social distancing and visiting arrangements to continue

Metres Still Matter graphic To protect our women, children and families from rising cases of COVID-19 across Birmingham and Solihull we will be continuing our infection control arrangements beyond 19 July and for the foreseeable future.

This means that we will:

  • Expect all of our staff and visitors to wear face masks across all of our sites
  • Continue to enforce social distancing and keeping a minimum of one metre plus across all of our clinical and non-clinical areas
  • Maintain our existing visiting arrangements.

Many of our patients are particularly vulnerable to the risks associated with COVID-19 and other viruses and the Trust is asking patients and visitors to continue to follow these steps to keep our women, children and families safe.

Marion Harris, the BWC Chief Nurse, has said that the new delta strain of COVID is more transmissible, which means that it is crucial to maintain measures to reduce the risk of infection.

She said: “Throughout the pandemic we have seen low levels of transmission in our hospitals. This is due to these measures and our colleague’s commitment to good infection control and the ongoing support of visitors.

“Thank you to everyone who has continued to follow these rules and help keep us all safe.

“We are now asking anyone visiting our hospitals and sites to continue to help us to keep everyone safe by maintaining social distancing and showing that ‘metres matter to me’ and by wearing a face mask at all times.”

You can find the latest visiting information for our sites via the links below.

Women’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital