Covid 19Information Hub

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Visiting Alder Hey


Latest changes to visiting guidelines

We are continuously reviewing our visiting policy to protect our patients, families and staff. Our current restrictions and guidelines are as follows:

  • Only ONE adult is to accompany a child to the Emergency Department, Radiology department or an outpatient appointment.
  • Inpatients (those staying at Alder Hey for a period of time) are allowed TWO visitors at a time from their family bubble. Individual exemptions may be agreed; however, this is at the discretion of the nurse in charge.
  • Patients with symptoms, having been in contact with someone Covid positive, or awaiting a Covid test result, only ONE visitor at a time chosen from two members of their family bubble– to be agreed with Ward Manager
  • Children (under 18)  i.e. brothers and sisters, are not allowed to visit.
  • Unwell visitors or those with possible symptoms of COVID-19 must not attend the hospital.
  • ALL visitors to the hospital are required to wear a face mask (available at entrance points). Those visitors who have been granted exemptions, will be required to produce proof. Proof of exemption could include:
    • A lanyard
    • A Letter from a GP
    • Blue badge
    • Details downloaded from Gov.uk website
  • ALL visitors should limit the amount of personal belongings they bring with them.

Please also note that Alder Hey is currently closed to anyone other than hospital staff, patients and parents/carers visiting their children.

Our security team will support our volunteer colleagues in greeting our staff, patients and visitors at all hospital entrances, to ensure that only they are accessing the building. We will also be ensuring that social distancing measures are in place outside the hospital to ensure safe queuing.

These measures have been brought in to reduce the movement of people who may potentially, unwittingly carry coronavirus into the hospital and therefore risk transmission to patients, other visitors and members of staff.

Avoid visiting the hospital if you might have COVID-19

If, in the last 7 days, you have had any of the following:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
  • loss of / change in smell or taste