COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

COVID-19 Update: Monday 19 July

Date: 19 July 2021

What you need to know for 19th July onwards when attending The Walton Centre

From Monday 19th July 2021, the majority of COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted across England. Many of the safety measures that have been in place for use in public settings such as social distancing and face coverings will be down to personal choice.

It has been decided nationally that the restrictions currently in place across the NHS will remain for the foreseeable future. From 19th July 2021, the existing safety measures at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community - will remain in place until further notice. 

This means that patients and visitors will still be asked to:

  • have a temperature check,
  • wear face coverings,
  • maintain social distancing
  • and undertake asymptomatic testing when required.

There will still be limited access permitted within the hospital for visiting and appointments (more information on visiting restrictions HERE).

As COVID-19 is still prevalent, particularly in the local region, we are continuing with our measures to protect our patients, visitors and staff.

Please keep visiting our website for further information. This page and the visiting guidance page will also be updated if and when there are any changes to announce, in line with national NHS guidance. 

When attending The Walton Centre from Monday 19th July 2021, please be kind and respect our staff who greet you and work hard to look after you - we are here to keep you safe and we kindly request your support to help us do this.

Thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation. 

  • Summary:

    From Monday 19th July 2021, the majority of COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted across England. Many of the safety measures that have been in place for use in public settings such as social distancing and face coverings will be down to personal choice. It has been decided nationally that the restrictions currently in place across the NHS will remain for the foreseeable future. From 19th July 2021, the existing safety measures at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community - will remain in place until further notice.