VISTING restrictions at a Southampton hospital have now been lifted.

University Hospital Southampton temporarily suspended visitors to its hospitals in April.

The measures were taken amid a spike in Covid rates and also norovirus.

But now - UHS has updated its visiting guidelines meaning all inpatients can have one visitor a day, but only for an hour.

The new arrangement came into place on Friday, April 29.

However, entry to the hospital must be arranged in advance.

READ MORE: University Hospital Southampton suspends visiting amid norovirus and coronavirus cases

The hospital advises that the number of different visitors is limited wherever possible.

A visitor can be accompanied by one other person in circumstances where needed; for example, an elderly relative, a child, a visitor with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism.

The hospital is urging people to take a lateral flow test before their visit and to allow social distancing of two metres.

For more information, visit the UHS website. 

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