Coronavirus - (COVID-19)

Our staff continue to work incredibly hard and doing everything they can to prevent COVID-19 transmission, but we need your help to do this.

  • Many of our wards are next to healthcare buildings run by other providers.  Whilst our guidance is similar across Devon and Plymouth, please check with them if you are using their facilities. 

Visiting our wards, outpatient appointments and visits to your home or meeting with a clinician

  • Many of our restrictions have been removed. However, we have a duty to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.
  • As a result, you are asked to wear a mask (we will provide one).
  • We will still ask you to clean your hands, and try to have meetings outdoors where possible.
  • If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection such as a cough, fever, runny nose or other infection such as diarrhoea or vomiting, please contact the team you have the appointment with in advance so we can discuss what to do (see main symptoms below).
  • If you are unable to visit a ward, you can write letters or cards, emails (wards have wi-fi) or use video calling (most wards have access to video-calling devices).

Symptoms include:

  • new cough
  • high temperature, fever or chills
  • loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
  • shortness of breath
  • unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
  • muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
  • not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
  • headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
  • sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
  • diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick