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Latest COVID-19 restrictions for patients and visitors

Restrictions and access to sites

Visitors and outpatients are reminded that restrictions remain in place around UHS sites. Read more about restrictions here.

All patients and visitors will be asked about health and coronavirus symptoms before being permitted access into the hospitals and temperature checks may be taken.

Patients attending an appointment will also be asked to provide the appointment letter before being allowed to access the site.

Patients should not arrive early for appointments. If arriving by car, any accompanying persons that aren’t required for mobility purposes should wait in the car.

Checkpoints will be manned by staff and in operation at relevant entrances. Visitors should maintain social distancing while waiting in a queue for screening before entry into the Trust.

  • Southampton General Hospital - the primary entrance is via the main entrance at the front of the hospital
  • Princess Anne Hospital - the primary entrance is via the main pedestrian entrance and ambulance entrance. Please note: further information on visitor guidance for PAH can be found on the maternity webpages here.
  • Emergency department - the main entrance will remain open as usual for patients requiring emergency care

Please do not attend our emergency department at Southampton General Hospital if you have a minor injury. If you need urgent, non-emergency care, please visit Royal South Hants Urgent Treatment Centre or Lymington Urgent Treatment Centre

  • Eye unit and radiotherapy - only use these entrances if you require the eye unit or radiotherapy service. Other patients/visitors will not be permitted to enter the hospital here - these entrances will also have checkpoints for screening visitors

Patient information and ways to stay in touch

We have produced a factsheet to help support patients and their families during COVID-19. A copy is available here or in the downloads section of this page

Although we are limiting the number of visitors to our sites we have set up a number of ways to stay in touch with patients in our care. Find out more here.

Help us and our patients by following our general visiting considerations.

Doctors of the World guidance

Latest COVID-19 guidelines for patients translated into 60 languages - produced by Doctors of the World in partnership with the British Red Cross (based on NHS and Government health advice).