Corporate Information
COVID-19 Important information for patients and visitors

Hands, face, space remains at the Countess after 19 July

During the pandemic, infection prevention and control measures have helped to keep patients and staff safe. During this time, patients and visitors have had to wash their hands, wear face masks and maintain a social distance of 2m.

Although the Government has confirmed that from Monday 19 July, it will no longer be a legal requirement to wear a mask, keeping our patients safe remains our priority. For this reason, there will not be any changes to safety measures at the Countess of Chester Hospital or Ellesmere Port Hospital.

These safety measures minimise the risk to vulnerable patients and staff and help people feel more confident about coming to our hospitals to receive care.

Everyone accessing our services or visiting our hospitals must wash their hands regularly, wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Visiting arrangements remain unchanged and you can read about them here.

Read more about NHS arrangements for attending or visiting hospitals and other healthcare settings from Monday 19 July here.