Coronavirus (COVID-19): restricted visiting Last Updated 22nd December 2020 Please be advised that due to our local boroughs currently being in Tier 4, we have updated our visiting restrictions to the inpatient unit. The visiting times have changed to: • 1 person from 10.00am to 12.30pm • 1 person from 2.00pm to 5.30pm If the patient is nearing the end of life this will be reviewed with the nurse in charge. We are sorry that the restrictions may cause you distress but we hope you understand the importance of protecting all our patients, their families and our staff and volunteers. Please do not visit the hospice if: you have any symptoms of Coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) you've tested positive for Coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 app you arrive in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk – see GOV.UK: how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK It's a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive or are told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace. You could be fined if you do not self-isolate. You must not leave your home if you're self-isolating. How long to self-isolate If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you'll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days. You are legally required to self-isolate for 10 days if: someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive you've been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace For more information please see NHS.UK: when to isolate and what to do. If you are unsure if you should visit please call the Hospice on 0208 099 7777.