Reviewed 19/01/2021, updated 19/01/2022

We have established major incident procedures to best coordinate our response to issues relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and have responded to the incident in various ways:

  • setting up new services and wards when needed to best meet expected surges in demand
  • altering the way we deliver services to minimise face-to-face contact and group based activities
  • adjusting our approach to patient contact in line with guidance on isolation and protective approaches

The single most crucial thing we can all do is ensure everyone is vaccinated, to continue to protect themselves and others.

Evidence shows that vaccines reduce hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated. Find out more about booking at local vaccination sites here.

Please use the tabs on the left, or click below to navigate through the different sections:

General information about Covid-19


Support for your mental health

Winter visiting guidance

Face coverings guidance

Easy read, signed (BSL) and translated information

One Prepared: new local information hub for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
The NHS, local councils, police and other bodies have jointly worked on a new local information hub for Covid-19.  The website guides the public to the official sources of information, help and advice. To visit the site go to:

Support for your emotional wellbeing
We recognise the emotional burden the current unprecedented changes to daily life can potentially exert. Please check our Emotional Support page for information about local and national sources of support for your mental wellbeing. We will update and expand this regularly.

Support for your physical wellbeing
The coronavirus crisis is unprecedented in modern times. Physical activity matters during this period and, actually, we think it’s more important than ever right now. We want to do everything that we can to support people to get and stay active, provided they are well enough.

Check out this video from our physiotherapists on exercises to help you stay active at home. 

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport’s (LRS) Healthy At Home webpage hosts a range of resources, links, hints and tips to support people stay active at home.

Parents’ Stay Well Guide for Children Aged 0-9
This new guide, the Parents’ Stay Well Guide for Children Aged 0-9 Years, gives you all the information you need to get the right care for the most common health worries for children:

  • Fever
  • Head injury
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Breathing issues

Some simple home-based self-care could save you from hours in a busy GP or hospital waiting room. By saving the guide to the home-screen of your phone/tablet/PC you can get to the right care advice for your child at the right time. We really hope you find this guide useful.

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