Face mask guidance updated at Oxford Health sites

Face mask guidance updated at Oxford Health sites

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the community and in our hospitals, Oxford Health has reintroduced mask wearing in all our clinical areas. This includes all wards, minor injury and first aid units, outpatient clinics and out of hours services.

Unless exempt, please wear a mask in all areas of our hospitals to help protect you, our vulnerable patients and staff from infection

Please do not visit our hospitals if you have flu-like symptoms, COVID-19 symptoms, or feel unwell.

All visitors will be expected to wash their hands/use alcohol gel upon entry and leaving the ward area.

  • Patients can receive up to two visitors for at least one hour per day or longer if acceptable to the ward.
  • Patients may have more than two visitors when meeting in the ward garden, subject to arrangement
  • Accompanied well-behaved children, who must be supervised, can be accommodated at ward’s discretion.

Chief Nurse Marie Crofts said: “We have a duty of care to our patients and staff to do all we can to limit the risk of infection. So, with COVID-19 on the increase in the community, we ask you to please wear a mask while you are with us. Together we need to do all we can to protect each other and our patients.

“Masks are available at all our facilities. Please continue to clean your hands on entering any of our facilities and as often as possible using soap and water or hand sanitiser.”

Please do not visit our hospitals if you have flu-like symptoms, COVID-19 symptoms, currently have or had diarrhoea and vomiting in the past 48 hours, have been in contact with anyone with the above symptoms in the last 48 hours, or have an existing medical condition or are on medication that puts you at risk of infection.

Published: 5 July 2022