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Visiting restrictions

Changes from Monday 13 June


From Monday 13 June, all inpatients are able to have up to two visitors at a time, between 2pm and 8pm daily. Pre-booking of visiting slots is no longer mandatory.

Some rules will remain in place across the hospital to help keep people safe from COVID-19. This includes all visitors wearing facemasks whilst on wards, and in other areas where they are interacting with patients.

Visitors will be encouraged to wear facemasks elsewhere while on site and will be required to continue adequate hand hygiene practices on arrival and departure from the hospital, as well as entry and exit from wards.

Finally, all visitors are being encouraged to take a Lateral Flow Test before attending the Trust, in order to provide an additional layer of safety.


Patients attending an outpatient appointment may bring along one other person to their appointment, so long as social distancing can be maintained in each area.

Compassionate visiting

We support and welcome compassionate visiting. This may involve more than two visitors being allowed to attend a relative, and could be for extended hours. QEH seeks to enable all visitors to be with loved ones in exceptional circumstances, wherever possible, so do please seek out a member of staff on the appropriate ward for a conversation to discuss your needs.

Time for a change guide

Please find our handy guide to visiting and mask wearing at QEH here.

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