23 February 2021
Services across Health and Community Services will re-open to visitors from Wednesday 24 February. This includes:
- Jersey General Hospital
- Mental health
- Maternity for partners attending ante-natal scans.
Visiting times, except in exceptional circumstances, are 2-4pm and 6-8pm daily. Exceptional circumstances, where visiting times may differ, include:
- The patient you wish to visit is receiving end-of-life care
- You are the partner accompanying a woman in labour or for a scan
- You are a parent or appropriate adult visiting a child on a paediatric ward.
Other exceptional circumstances will only be permitted following discussion and agreement with the responsible Lead Nurse for the area.
Chief Nurse, Rose Naylor, said: “With community transmission of Covid-19 decreasing, and with the robust infection control measures we have in place, we are pleased to welcome back visitors across Health and Community Services.”
Deputy Richard Renouf, Minister for Health and Social Services, said: “This is very welcome news indeed. We know it has been difficult for patients and their friends and relatives, but it is vital that our health and community services remain safe for patients, visitors and staff. I must also urge visitors to adhere to the guidance set out for them and to continue to follow Covid-19 public health guidance.”
Patients will be asked to name a maximum of two relatives or friends for visits and, because of the continued need for patient, visitor and staff safety, only adults will be allowed to visit. One named visitor can attend for each visitor session. This will be reviewed in two weeks.
Pre-visit screening will remain in place to check for any potential exposure to Covid-19.
Visitors will need to sign-in to the relevant ward or department using a newly installed QR code system and use hand sanitiser and appropriate PPE throughout the visit.
Visitors who have travelled to Jersey from another jurisdiction and would like to visit a patient must wait until their swab result is confirmed negative.