From July 19, many control measures that have been in place within our communities are no longer a legal requirement – such as the wearing of masks and restrictions on social interactions.
However, within healthcare environments such as our hospitals - our Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidance has not changed.
As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in our local region, in line with Liverpool Health Protection Board and other NHS partners, Liverpool University Hospitals will continue to keep in place the tighter protocols across our sites.
Over the last year, these increased safety measures have helped to keep our staff, patients, and visitors safe, and they will continue to reduce the risk of transmission. COVID-19 has not gone away, and although COVID vaccinations greatly reduce the risk of serious illness – you can still pass the virus on to others.
Anyone visiting our hospital sites is still currently required to wear a face mask, socially distance and gel their hands upon entering and moving around. It’s vital that these measures are adhered to, so that we can continue to provide safe and effective care – and protect those who are most vulnerable to infection.
The following measures remain in place across Liverpool University Hospital sites:
- Wear a face mask at all times
- Wash your hands more often
- Keep 2 metres apart where possible
- Visiting is limited into most of our inpatient wards
Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time.