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Visiting times at the New Forest Birth Centre

COVID-19 symptoms

If you are considering visiting and have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, do not visit our hospitals. Stay at home and follow the national guidance.

As we go into winter we are more at risk from passing on other viruses including respiratory illnesses and norovirus. Please do not come to our hospitals to visit if you are displaying any symptoms.

Face coverings for patients and visitors

In line with government guidance visitors and outpatients must wear a face covering or face mask, unless exemptions apply, when they attend the University Hospital Southampton sites.

Please remember masks alone will not protect against COVID19.

It is important to maintain two metre social distancing measures and all patients, visitors, staff and anyone else coming to our sites should be aware of the importance of infection prevention and carry out regular hand hygiene.

Usual visiting

Our usual visiting hours maybe subject to change due to restrictions, please contact the centre before coming to visit.

Partners are welcome to visit the New Forest Birth Centre from 9.30am to 9pm.

Other visitors can visit between 2.30 and 4pm and from 7 to 8.30pm. Children who are siblings of the new baby are welcome.