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Hospital visitors asked to LFT and wear face covering as COVID-19 cases rise

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Wednesday 05 October 2022

Following an increase in COVID-19 cases in the Princess Elizabeth Hospital, all visitors are required to wear a face covering and are asked to take a lateral flow test before attending.

These changes will remain in place for the time-being but will be reviewed every week.

There are currently 12 patients with COVID-19 in the hospital, which are all being cared for on Brock Ward in an effort to contain the spread as much as possible. The majority are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms.

Face coverings will be provided at all hospital entrances if visitors do not have one. All staff will also wear face coverings. The PEH is also limiting visitors to two per patient at any one time.

In addition to taking an LFT before visiting, islanders are also asked to not attend the hospital or care homes if they have any cold or flu-like symptoms irrespective of their LFT result.

LFTs continue to be available to islanders free of charge and can be collected from the Guernsey Information Centre or Beau Sejour.

Islanders who receive care in the community are asked to notify their providers if they are symptomatic so that visits can be planned to protect other community patients and staff.

There has been an increase in reported COVID-19 cases within the community during the last two weeks. While this is not unexpected given the increase of indoor mixing with the cooler autumn weather meaning that people are more likely to spend more time indoors, it serves as an important reminder for the community to continue taking precautions to limit the spread.

Stay at home if you are unwell

Protect vulnerable people

Get a flu and COVID-19 jab, if eligible

Wash your hands

Ventilation, cover coughs and sneezes

Bin your tissues

Avoid sharing

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