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COVID-19 information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This page was updated 30 June 2022

We want to reassure you that we have plans in place to manage the situation and keep you and our staff safe. We regularly update this page, and our dedicated COVID-19 section on our website with new information about symptoms, appointments and services. 

COVID-19 Vaccine

Visit the NHS.uk website for more information about the vaccine (opens new browser tab)

Symptoms of COVID-19

The typical symptoms can include:

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • an aching body
  • a headache
  • a sore throat
  • a blocked or runny nose
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea
  • feeling sick or being sick

Most people with COVID-19 have at least one of these symptoms.

You can find the latest information about COVID-19 and what you need to if you/a member of your household are experiencing symptoms at:

We’ll also add updates to our services on our websites, so please keep checking back for full details.  

Isolating safely 

Isolating if you have the symptoms of COVID-19 can help stop the spread of the virus. 

Read the NHS guide for staying safe while isolating at home (pdf)

Advice for our visitors


Read the latest information about visiting our hospitals (opens new browser tab)

Support for everyone

Our teams and services are available if you need mental health support. You can find advice and contact details on our website if you need help looking after your mental health and wellbeing. 

Find mental health support (opens new browser tab)

Visit our CYPF website for advice on looking after young people under the age of 18 who are experiencing complex mental health challenges.

Find advice for children, young people and families (opens new browser tab)

Remembering to wash your hands properly, and often, can help prevent the spread of the virus. Watch the NHS video below on how to wash your hands properly.

Read NHS advice on hand washing (opens new browser tab)

How you can help us

We’re working around the clock to support our patients and fight COVID-19.  

During this difficult time, we need your support more than ever to carry on protecting our staff, our patients and the wider community. There's different ways you can help us.

Find out how to donate