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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alert Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Visitor FAQs

Visitor FAQs update January 2021

Updated 06 January 2021

Visitors are not permitted at our hospitals - with a few exceptions (below).

Maternity patients

Please visit Maternity Services


One parent or guardian only, no siblings.

Patients at the end of their life

Please speak to the nurse in charge.

Patients who cannot make decisions for themselves

Please speak to the nurse in charge.

Patients attending our Emergency Departments, Emergency Assessment Units, and Outpatient Departments must attend unaccompanied unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Exceptional circumstances

Some exceptional circumstances will require case-by-case assessment, for example:

  • children
  • patients with learning disabilities
  • designated carers
  • patients who can't make decisions for themselves.

Please discuss with the ward manager or nurse in charge.

We offer a Keep in Touch service to help you contact loved ones in hospital.

Thank you for your support at this challenging time for the NHS.