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Welsh Covid rules on hospital visits and maternity appointments relaxed

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New Covid guidance for hospitals could see more patients receiving face-to-face visits from loved ones.

NHS Wales has given health boards and hospices flexibility to allow visits based on local levels of COVID-19. Until now accompanying people to medical appointments and hospital visits have not been allowed, with a few exceptions. 

It also allows for pregnant women in low Covid rate areas to take their partners to maternity appointments.

The Welsh Government said the new flexibility was "due to the changing picture of coronavirus transmission across Wales, with significant variations in community transmission across different parts of the country and differences in the rate of nosocomial transmission".

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Source: BBC News, 30 November 2020

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