HOSPITAL bosses have released an update on visitors who wish to attend the site.

Visitors are now welcome in Barnsley Hospital - and only in rare circumstances will visiting not be permitted.

Lateral flow tests are no longer a requirement but bosses are asking those who attend to wear a mask, unless they are under the age of 11.

People who visit and are feeling unwell may be asked to leave if they are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms.

Open visiting is available for patients receiving end-of-lie care and for complex patients.

Visitors are not permitted in the emergency department, but people may be accompanied by a carer.

Anyone attending an outpatient or diagnostic appointment is asked to do so alone in a bid to reduce footfall through the hospital.

A hospital spokesperson added: “Inpatient wards welcome visitors who may visit by arrangement with the ward.

“Visiting is available throughout the day and no longer limited to set times, though we may need to limit.

“We ask that only two people visit any bed space at one time, and we ask anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 to not visit.

“We can now accept visitors for Covid-19 positive patients and for patients who are still awaiting test results.”