Face masks

​Anyone visiting one of our hospitals, clinics or community facilities in any capacity must wear a face mask. 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 of our buildings advising that face masks must be worn from that point.

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

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

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

  • children under the age of 3.

You also do not need to wear a face mask 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 mask
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face mask 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 mask