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.