AS MORE services at Salisbury District Hospital start to resume, further measures have been introduced to help keep the site safe for visitors and patients.

Changes include temperatures being checked before an appointment, more signage around the hospital and regular cleaning.

Those coming onsite will be asked sanitise hands when entering and leaving departments and will also be expected to wear a face covering.

Waiting rooms have been changed to help with social distancing and the hospital has reduced the number of visitors, urging those accompanying patients to wait in the car.

If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 however, do not attend your appointment.

Judy Dyos, director of nursing at Salisbury District Hospital, has reminded patients and visitors that there is "a caring professional behind the mask".

She added: "It is important you attend your appointments as planned. Please rest assured patient safety is our priority and we’re doing everything possible to keep you safe.

"Staff will also be wearing face masks and they might be wearing other personal protective equipment to protect both you and them. This may look a bit frightening, but there will always be a caring professional behind the mask.

"All our staff are highly skilled and focused on delivering a safe, caring environment for our patients – you’re in safe hands."