Publish date: 20 January 2021

We are asking patients to follow some protocols before they come to UCLH and would appreciate it if you could reiterate this with your patients when you refer them.

These include:

  • Self-isolating for 14 days prior to admission for general anaesthetic and seven days for other admissions, as well as closely following social distancing and hand hygiene during this time
  • Getting a COVID-19 test 96 hours before admission (to be booked for the patient by our clinical team)
  • Letting us know if they develop COVID-19 symptoms or come into contact with someone who has a positive test 

If the patient gets COVID-19 symptoms within three weeks AFTER the planned care they should:

 Patients having surgery may find this information useful: