Coronavirus Information for Visitors

Friday 28 Feb 2020
Whilst the risk to individuals in the UK of contracting Coronavirus remains low, at Overgate Hospice we care for people with advanced life-limiting illnesses, so it is important that we take all reasonable steps to protect the wellbeing of those using our services, as well as those working and volunteering at the Hospice.

We know that people accessing the Hospice will want to take reasonable precautions to protect themselves and those using our services.

The symptoms of coronavirus may be more severe in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and chronic lung disease.

We request that all patients, service users, staff, volunteers, contractors, relatives, and friends consider whether they could be a potential carrier of the coronavirus and therefore pose a risk to others using the Hospice.

Are you a possible carrier of the coronavirus?

In the last 14 days have you been:

- to Hubei province in China in the last 14 days
- to Iran, areas of northern Italy in lockdown or "special care zone" areas in South Korea since 19 February
- to other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
- to other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
- in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

If the answer is YES to any of the above please do NOT visit the Hospice and call NHS 111.

Further up-to-date information is available on the government and NHS websites:


Thank you for your understanding and supporting us in caring for our patients.