People with COVID-19 being looked after in hospital are in the highest degree of isolation, with healthcare professionals wearing full protection.
They will be kept completely separately from the general public attending appointments.
However, there is still some risk of infection. All non-essential appointments are currently being cancelled and remote appointments are being set up as appropriate.
You should avoid going to hospital unless it is absolutely necessary.
Do not go to hospital if you or someone else in your family has COVID-19 symptoms. Call 111 or visit NHS 111 online.