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There are also some very simple steps that you, your family and other visitors can take to help us to prevent the spread of infection. Our staff are following these same precautions:

  • When inside the hospital wear a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or the crook of your elbow.
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell.
  • Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Get vaccinated for flu (influenza) as soon as it is available. This can help reduce the further pressure on hospitals.