Two of Luxembourg's hospitals, the Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHdN) and Hôpitaux Robert Schuman (HRS), have announced a lifting of visitor restrictions.
Hospital and care home visits had been banned since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Luxembourg. This week, however, visits are set to resume in accordance with certain safety measures.
The CHdN in Ettelbruck has announced that patients are now allowed to receive one daily visitor between 15:00 and 19:00 for a maximum duration of one hour. Visitors must disinfect their hands when entering and departing the hospital and both the visitor and the patient are required to wear a mask during the visit. Visitors are also asked to maintain a two-metre safety distance.
Similarly, HRS announced that each patient will now be able to attend a medical consultation at the hospital accompanied by another individual. Each hospitalised patient can receive two visitors per day; visits are limited to one visitor at a time, with a maximum duration of one hour per visitor. Security measures, such as hand disinfection, will be taken at the entrance for each visitor to the hospital. Visitors are also expected to wear a mask covering the nose, mouth and chin and are asked to postpone their visit if they are ill.
Other hospitals are set to follow suit in the coming weeks.