NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Hospital Visiting

Virtual Visiting

Changes have been agreed to hospital in-patient visiting within NHS Dumfries and Galloway. 

Visitors will continue to be expected to wear face masks where they are able to do so, and to test negative for COVID-19 before every visit to a patient. 

They will also still be expected to follow directions around hand hygiene. 

However, all other general restrictions that were put in place due to the COVID-19 virus have now been lifted – reflecting a changed situation thanks to the effectiveness of vaccine roll-out. 

Unless they continue to be required for a specific in-patient area or individual patient, restrictions on the numbers of people allowed to visit and requirements to make appointments before visiting no longer apply. 

These changes are now in effect. 

Thanks to the power of technology, patients can enjoy virtual visiting and keep in regular contact with their family and friends.

For more information: 

Virtual Visiting