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Face covering for all patients attending hospital

As of Monday 15th June, we are asking all patients to wear a face covering when attending hospital, in line with the latest government guidance.

This is a necessary step to help limit the spread of COVID-19, and is in addition the safety measures already implemented at King Edward VII’s.

You should bring your own face covering when attending the hospital, but if this is not possible, one will be provided before you enter the building. A face covering need not be a medical mask; it could be a scarf or home-made mask that covers both the nose and mouth, while allowing you to breathe comfortably.

If you’d like to learn how to make and wear a cloth face covering, the Government website has provided this guide.

If you are being admitted to a ward, you will be provided with a medical mask and given instructions on how to wear it safely. You will not be required to wear a mask when you are in your own room.

If for any reason you feel you cannot safely wear a face covering, for example if you suffer from breathing difficulties or claustrophobia, please call us on 020 7467 4344 to discuss before attending hospital.

Your safety, and that of our staff, is always our priority. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.