COVID-19 Changes to visiting in maternity
Visiting update: Friday 6 May 2022
- Birth partner 9am to 7pm
- Second birth partner 12pm to 3pm
- Siblings are welcome with one other visitor
- If any siblings are symptomatic of COVID-19 or any other childhood illlness they are advised not to attend the ward
Following, a change in national guidance we will no longer require partners/support person to provide proof of a negative lateral flow prior to attending for community midwifery appointments, hospital appointments or scans from Tuesday 19 April.
Your partner/support person will be able to sit with you in Antenatal Clinic waiting area prior to your appointment/scan. However, there may be times when the antenatal clinic waiting area is extremely busy and at this point we will ask partners/support person to wait outside until the appointment or scan.
Face masks remain mandatory within the hospital/Children Centres and GP surgeries unless you or your partner/support person has a medical exemption.
We would request that if you or your partner/support person are symptomatic of COVID-19 that you contact Antenatal Clinic on 01244365106 or Community Midwife Office on 01244365166 for further advice.
We will continue to request that all women and partners/birth partners who attend in labour, have a planned induction of labour or an elective caesarean section have a PCR test.