To help us keep our patients, staff and visitors safe, please continue to wear a face mask or covering when visiting an NDHT healthcare setting – this includes North Devon District Hospital (NDDH), our community sites and hospitals, and the North Devon Vaccination Centre (North Devon Leisure Centre).
This is in line with national infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance, which NHS England and Improvement have confirmed will not change in healthcare settings after lockdown restrictions are eased on 19 July 2021.
If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment, our staff have a range of communication options to ensure that they can communicate effectively with you.
This might include visual aids such as writing things down, speech to text apps and sign language.
We understand that for some people wearing a face covering may be difficult due to physical or mental health conditions, and these people will remain exempt.
We also ask that people continue to follow social distancing and hand hygiene measures when visiting an NDHT healthcare setting – hands, face, space.
Our visiting restrictions and maternity support person restrictions also remain in place.
We all have a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our hospitals safe – thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Read more about how we’re keeping you safe from COVID-19.