All visitors to Blackpool Teaching Hospitals must wear a facemask when visiting clinical areas.
Seasonal respiratory viruses continue to circulate in the community but there has been a sharp reduction in cases of influenza and RSV.
COVID-19 case numbers have also fallen but inpatient numbers at BTH still exceed the threshold agreed by the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board for relaxing mask-wearing in all areas.
Therefore mask wearing for colleagues, patients and visitors has been relaxed in non-clinical areas (such as offices and corridors) but must be worn in clinical areas.
Facemasks will be available to visitors upon arrival at our sites.
Updated 27 January, 2022