Latest advice and information about Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation is available on the NHS website.
Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance remain in place for staff and visitors across all health services, for the protection of both staff and patients.
We ask that all staff, patients and visitors use face coverings and masks in clinical environments.
We ask that you plan in advance and bring a face covering with you whenever possible, but if you do not have one, please see a member of staff on arrival and we will provide you with one.
For some people, wearing a face covering may be difficult due to physical or mental health conditions. In these instances, other safety measures will be considered, for example timed appointments and being seen immediately.
If you are a deaf or hearing impaired, our staff have a range of communication options to ensure that they can communicate effectively with you. This might include the use of clear masks where possible, as well as visual aids such as writing things down, speech to text apps, and sign language.
All visitors will be asked to comply with social distancing and hand washing in addition to the use of face coverings while in the health/care setting.
Supporting your recovery after COVID-19
As you recover from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.
These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.
Your COVID-19 Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery. Visit Your COVID Recovery for more information and support.
Looking after your mental health wellbeing
Visit CWPT’s mental health support page for more information including mental health support for children and young people.
There are various other services available to support you with your mental health and wellbeing in relation to COVID-19.
- NHS Every Mind Matters
- Wellbeing and COVID-19 advice - Mind.
- NHS Mental Health Crisis Service - call 08081 966798 (Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week).