Face masks and social distancing: Due to the rising prevalence of COVID-19 in our communities, we strongly encourage healthcare staff and visitors to wear a face covering in all of our settings, particularly in clinical areas and those with high footfall. Please exercise a common-sense approach and personal responsibility to help us reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our patients, workforce and services. In addition to wearing a face covering, it is important to continue to maintain social distancing where possible. Thank you for your continued support and co-operation at this time. We continue to regularly review our advice based on prevalence in our communities and our hospitals.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health service are doing everything that we can to keep you and health board staff safe. We understand that some of this may be difficult for you, for example, asking you to attend your ultrasound scan appointment alone. However, staff will be there to care for you and be able to answer any questions that you have.
Please see below some questions and answers, which may be helpful to you at this time.
There may be some differences in how things are run in different parts of Wales because of how departments are set up or staffing levels. Check with your midwife if you are unsure about the arrangements in the unit that you are attending.