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Covid: Northamptonshire hospitals restrict visits and reintroduces facemasks

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Hospital guests are being requested to put on facemasks and restrict their time on wards to assist stop the unfold of Covid, two NHS trusts stated.

Kettering and Northampton common hospitals, in Northamptonshire, have made facemasks necessary for all guests to wards and scientific areas.

Visiting inpatients has been restricted to at least one customer for one hour a day.

The modifications observe a rise in Covid instances in hospital and in the neighborhood, each trusts added.

The steerage follows a rise in coronavirus infections throughout the UK.

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Visiting restrictions differed for baby sufferers and the neo-natal and maternity wards.

“Reasonable adjustments” can be put in place for sufferers with further wants corresponding to dementia and studying disabilities, the trusts added.

Where attainable, outpatients shouldn’t convey one other individual with them to an appointment or to accident and emergency, the hospitals stated.

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