At St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, we care for people with advanced life-limiting illnesses so it is important that we take all reasonable steps to protect the wellbeing of those using our services, as well as those working and volunteering at the hospice during the coronavirus outbreak. We know that people accessing St Luke’s will wish to take reasonable precautions to protect themselves and those using our services, in addition to staff and volunteers.

We request that all patients, service users, staff, volunteers, contractors, relatives and friends consider whether they could be a potential carrier of the coronavirus and therefore pose a risk to others using and working across the hospice before taking any actions within our service.

The symptoms of coronavirus may be more severe in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions such as diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.