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Manx Care resume hospital visits

It follows a reported reduction in Covid-19 cases on Island

Back on 30 March, Manx Care suspended visits to hospitals locally due to the wider spread at the time of Covid-19 which saw an increase in patients who'd contracted the virus and the effect the spread was having on staffing levels.

Manx Care has confirmed that due to a reported reduction in the levels of Coronavirus locally, visiting is once again being permitted at Noble's Hospital, Ramsey & District Cottage Hospital and Manannan Court, in line with the visiting times of the ward.

Whilst having to arrange a visit beforehand won't now be required, Manx Care says only a maximum of two people should visit at any one time.

The organisation is also emphasising that utmost care and consideration must still be given to all patients and staff.

As a result, any visitors are being asked to take a lateral flow test one hour before arriving, and once there must wear a fluid-resistant face covering and sanitize their hands.

Residents are also being instructed not to attend a hospital if they're feeling unwell themselves or have tested positive for Covid-19 in the ten days leading up to a visit.

Manx Care CEO, Teresa Cope, says they're pleased they can now make changes to the visitors policies, and the situation will continue to be regularly reviewed.

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