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North West Anglia Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City Hospital, introduces compulsory Covid-19 lateral flow tests for visitors



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Changes to a hospital policy will require visitors to do a negative lateral flow test before entering.

The changes are being implemented by the North West Anglia Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City Hospital and other hospitals, from Thursday (November 18) due to Cambridgeshire being an enhanced response area for Covid-19.

Due to the rise in cases, extra measures are being taken to protect patients and prevent the virus being brought into the hospitals by external visitors.

People now have to lateral flow test to visit Stamford Hospital and Peterborough City Hospital, run by the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
People now have to lateral flow test to visit Stamford Hospital and Peterborough City Hospital, run by the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Named visitors are now being asked to complete a lateral flow test (LFT) on the day of their visit, and if it is negative, to bring the evidence.

This can be in the form of the e-mail response once it has been logged on the gov.uk website or from a photograph of the test itself. Failure to comply will result in refused entry to the hospital.

LFTs can be obtained for free through the government website and from most pharmacies.



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