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Covid-19 Precautions in "Red" Traffic Light as of 24th Jan 2022

Written by Janet Keys, General Manager on January 23rd, 2022.      0 comments

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All patients coming to Grace for a procedure should be fully vaccinated if eligible, and we require a vaccine pass to be shown on entry. This will reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19 to other patients, staff and consultants.

If you are an unvaccinated patient you will be assessed and your admission managed appropriately according to potential risk of transmission.

Your surgeon’s consulting room staff will check your vaccination status and will inform us when booking your surgery.

As we are now in the RED zone of the Government Traffic Light system, all patients will be required to complete a Rapid Antigen Test on arrival for admission.

All visitors coming into Grace Hospital should be double vaccinated, and we require a vaccine pass to be shown for entry. We are permitting only one designated visitor per patient during hospitalisation. No children under 12 years are permitted to visit.

If you are an unvaccinated parent of a child having surgery, or you are a carer of a patient and wish to assist in care provision please contact us on 07 577 5270, so that we can complete a Rapid Antigen Test on your arrival.

All patients and visitors are required to scan the Government Tracer App, provide evidence of vaccination, wear a mask, and will be asked screening questions. Please advise us on 07 577 5270 if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, have been in close contact with a positive or suspected case or have been at a location of interest and advised to self-isolate.

Please disregard any information about booking a Covid Test with Rako Science that you may have received from your surgeons rooms. From January 2022 any Covid tests required will take place at Grace Hospital on admission.

We’re hopeful that with the above measures in place we can protect our patients, visitors and staff from being exposed to Covid-19 whilst at Grace.

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