PEOPLE in Clydebank are being reminded that they must wear face coverings when visiting loved ones in hospitals as restrictions ease.

As of Monday, all patients (with the exception of Covid patients) are allowed one designated visitor –a spouse, next of kin or close friend – who should not change unless in exceptional circumstances.

Dr Margaret McGuire, of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “We have begun welcoming back visitors, but as I’m sure people will appreciate, this won’t be a return to normal just yet.

“Every visitor must wear a face covering, maintain thorough hand hygiene and remain two metres away – meaning no hand holding or hugging.”

Before visiting the hospital, the visitor must speak to the patient’s ward to arrange a suitable time to visit.