They should also follow hand hygiene and face covering advice, maintain a strict physical distance in common areas of the hospital, and not surrender if they have symptoms of Covid-19.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said, “Restricting access to people in the hospital has been necessary to keep patients and staff safe and has helped us protect the capacity and resilience of NHS Scotland. She added:
The continuous progress we are making in suppressing the virus has enabled us to resume hospital visits safely and in several phases in accordance with the advice of clinical experts.
It is necessary to balance the risk of physical and psychological damage that the absence of visitors can cause, with the gradual reduction of Covid-19. We worked with Health Protection Scotland to plan how to safely restore a person-centered approach when visiting Scottish hospitals.
The safety of patients, staff and visitors will continue to be our priority. “