Can I still access health services?
You can leave your home to access local health services, but you should phone beforehand. Please follow any guidance your local surgery or health service has put in place to protect you and staff, including the need to keep 2m away from other patients waiting to see a GP or nurse.
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus do not visit your GP, hospital or pharmacy. For more information please use the NHS Wales symptom checker.
Can I visit someone in hospital?
You are advised to contact the health board or trust for local information prior to visiting
Can I visit someone in a care home?
Local authorities in Wales are responsible for determining the approach to care home visits in areas where there are local restrictions. Likewise individual providers will need to ensure they are able to support visits safely. WG are asking both local authorities and care home providers to ensure that appropriate and sensitive arrangements are made to support indoor visits in exceptional circumstances such as end of life visits. This should be discussed and agreed with the individual care home in advance prior to travel.
Can I visit someone in supported living?
If you are a single household in supported living you are entitled to extend your household to include one other household.
It is important decisions related to people in supported living are taken collaboratively involving the people living there, their families, the providers of care and support and the commissioners of services.
Can I still see my support worker?
Yes, you can still see your support worker. However, support services should assess whether support can be delivered through phone or video. If support is delivered face-to-face then the support provider should ensure that it is done in a safe manner, with social distancing and provision of PPE if necessary.