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'No Visiting' Policy to be Extended to the Whole of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Area

In order to protect our patients, public and staff, the Health Board has deemed it essential to endorse a ‘No Visiting’ policy, which is currently in place for the Caerphilly County Borough due to the local lockdown. 

However, with positive cases also rising in other areas, this ‘No Visiting’ Policy will now be extended to all our wards and patient areas throughout the Health Board (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen).  The extending of the ‘No Visiting’ arrangements will come into force from 9:00am on Friday 11th September 2020. 

We fully recognise the importance of contact between patients, their families and carers, but we must take measures to prevent the spread of this infection.

As a Health Board, we fully appreciate this is incredibly difficult, but please be assured these restrictions will be under constant review, the following exceptions will apply:

Visiting should be permitted for:

  • Women in labour (a birthing partner, from their household)
  • A nominated parent or guardian for a child in hospital and for neonates
  • Someone with a mental health issue, a learning disability or autism, where not being present would cause the patient/service user distress. This will be assessed by the Ward Sister and visiting options secured in advance.
  • Patients at end of life care. Permission to visit will be secured in advance (where possible), this will be one visitor at a time for a specified amount as agreed with the Ward Sister.


Thank you for your co-operation and support during these very difficult times.