Face coverings and masks

We want you to feel safe when you attend any of our hospital or community sites.

​Anyone visiting one of our hospitals, clinics or community facilities in any capacity is required to wear a face covering. This is to protect patients, staff and visitors and to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

You will see notices at the entrances to all our buildings advising that face coverings must be worn from that point.

What is a face covering?

A face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. You can buy face coverings online or you can make your own. To find out more about how to wear and make a face covering visit – How to wear and make a cloth face covering.

Thank you for helping prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Exemptions - people who do not have to wear a face covering

The requirement to wear a face covering does not apply to:

  • children under the age of 3.

You also do not need to wear a face covering if you have a good reason not to. This includes:

  • if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
  • if you are providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • if you need to eat, drink, or take medication you can remove your face covering