When you visit hospital

Restrictions for visitors and escorts at the hospital

Use a face mask at the hospital

You must use a face mask when you are at the hospital. However, there are some exceptions, when a face mask is not mandatory:


  • Patients who are being admitted, and who have tested negative for coronavirus in connection with their admission, do not need to wear a face mask.
  • Visitors may remove their face mask in the patient’s room if they can stay two metres away from other people.
  • Children under 12 years of age can decide for themselves whether to use a face mask.

Restrictions for visitors and escorts at the hospital

In order to avoid infection, at the moment, our patients may only be accompanied by and receive visits from one fixed relative. 
Therefore, as a relative you may only enter the hospital if you are the FIXED closest relative of a patient. However, children and young people under the age of 18 may be accompanied by and visited by two relatives.
This limitation does not apply to critically ill patients and patients who can receive visits in outdoor areas. 
Contact the relevant department if you are in doubt.

You must follow these rules when you are at the hospital:

  • Use a face mask - see the section on exception.
  • Wash your hands or use a hand disinfectant often.
  • Keep two metres away from other people
  • Keep at least one metre away from other people in the waiting room.
  • Follow all instructions from staff and on posters.

REMEMBER that you should not be at the hospital if you have any symptoms of illness whatsoever. You must have been completely without symptoms for 48 hours before your visit.  

Thanks for helping protect patients and staff against coronavirus. 

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