In a statement it said: “As the number of cases of COVID-19 has increased both in the community and in our hospitals, the Western Trust will continue with visiting to hospital sites allowing for one visit, for one hour per day per patient from THREE nominated visitors.
“Exceptions will also continue to apply in some areas.
“All temporary visiting restrictions will be reviewed again on Monday, July 4, 2022.
“Our Maternity Services continue to allow one visit, one hour per day from TWO nominated adults at the same agreed time.
“However consideration will be given outside this in exceptional or individual circumstances. This will also need to be agreed with midwife in charge.
“The Trust treats the safety of our patients, staff and everyone attending our facilities with the utmost importance and we are therefore emphasising the social responsibility our visitors have by ensuring they please continue with adherence to infection prevention and control measures in our efforts to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 into high risk and vulnerable settings.
“Whilst testing using Lateral Flow Devices (LFD) is optional it is encouraged as a valuable, additional mitigation to enhance safety.
“We would also ask that visitors please wear a face mask when inside our healthcare facilities, even when in the presence of a patient.
“It is extremely important that any individual displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate and take a LFD in line with current advice for the general population – they should not visit a hospital.
“Visitors who choose to avail of LFD testing should test prior to visiting, this can be up to a maximum of twice weekly in their own home.
“It is important that all visitors who undertake LFD testing report the result of their test, irrespective of whether the LFD test is positive, negative or void.
“To report an LFD test result visitors should visit: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result or alternatively phone 119 (free from mobiles and landlines) from 7am to 11pm.