While national Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted from 19 July 2021, patients and visitors will still be required to wear a face mask or covering at all times in our hospitals.

Wearing a face mask will help to limit the spread of Covid-19, and protect our patients.

Robert Bleasdale, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Infection, Prevention and Control at St George’s, said: “We’d like to remind all our patients and visitors that while the restrictions will be lifted from 19 July, we will still be asking everyone to wear a face mask, observe social distancing and wash their hands regularly when visiting our hospitals.

“For our patients, we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to reduce the risk of infection, and these measures will help us keep them safe. Since the start of the pandemic, our local communities in south west London have played a vital role in our response, and I’d like to thank our patients and visitors in advance for their continued support.”

For safety reasons, the following groups do not need to wear a face mask when visiting our hospitals:

  • Young children under the age of 2
  • Anyone with breathing or developmental difficulties
  • Anyone who experiences genuine discomfort or distress while wearing a face mask
  • Pregnant women who have gone into labour
  • Anyone unable to remove their mask without assistance.

Please note: visiting restrictions are in place at our hospitals. Find out more on our website here.