COVID-19 COVID-19 update Visiting inpatients at Mountbatten Hampshire With the national relaxation of restrictions on 17 May there is a change of arrangements for visiting our Inpatient Unit. With immediate effect our arrangements are: • Maximum of 6 nominated visitors per patient with only 2 visiting at a time but all 6 may visit during the course of a day.• Visitors to continue to wear masks at all times but not aprons and gloves, unless patient is in isolation.• Staff to continue to wear masks at all times but to wear aprons and gloves only during patient contact (e.g. providing personal care/assistance).• If a patient is COVID positive to return to full isolation and PPE measures – including the use of visors at all times.• To maintain social distancing wherever possible. These revised arrangements are being communicated to visitors and patients on our Inpatient Unit and the information will be on our websites. Mountbatten shops All our shops have now reopened. Masks must be worn and other measures to allow for social distancing are in place. Your support in following these changes will ensure that you and your loved ones are protected. Your support also means that our staff and volunteers can keep well, so they can still be here to give care and support to you and your loved one. Thank you. Find out more about visiting here. Otherwise, we ask people do not visit the hospice site unless absolutely necessary i.e. coming to work, for an appointment or visiting someone on the Inpatient unit. Community hub If you are already known to Mountbatten Hampshire and need advice or information, or simply someone to talk to, you can contact our hub on 02382 548860. This number will put you directly in touch with our Community Team in our hub, which is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, seven days a week. Volunteering Mountbatten has contacted all current volunteers to explain the latest government guidance around Covid-19. There are still volunteering opportunities available with Mountbatten during the lockdown period and beyond. If you are interested in volunteering with Mountbatten Hampshire, email [email protected] Advice Our support for people living across Southampton and west Hampshire through death, dying and bereavement continues in people's own homes and in the community. It also continues online, with advice and information to help you cope. You are not alone.