COVID-19 information for patients and visitors

Important update (Monday 8 July 2024): we are seeing a rise in cases of COVID-19 in London and patients testing positive in UCLH hospitals. While we remain open to visitors, please do not visit if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

If you do visit, please feel free to wear a mask if you feel more comfortable doing so.

We will review this situation towards the end of this week, and hope to update this message then.

Please contact the ward before visiting as restrictions may apply.

We ask all visitors to clean their hands with gel in all our buildings. Even when someone has been fully vaccinated and despite relaxations of restrictions in the community.

Please do not come to UCLH if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

Check the latest COVID-19 guidance at: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

  • If you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life-threatening situation, or if you don’t know who to ring, call NHS 111. 
  • If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999.
  • If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital.
  • If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.

You should continue to attend your appointments unless you have been told not to attend. Please attend all appointments and the emergency department (A&E) alone unless you have a designated carer that needs to assist you.

If you have an appointment but are experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms inform your clinical team immediately and do not come to the hospital.

NHS 111 Online and the NHS website offer the most up-to-date resources for people who suspect they have caught coronavirus, or are looking for more information on COVID-19. Please contact NHS 111 or the NHS website to learn more.

On behalf of Public Health England Office for London, Thrive LDN is coordinating the public mental health response to COVID-19 in London to support the mental health and resilience of Londoners during and after the pandemic. Please visit their website for citywide public mental health resources.