ALL visitors to hospitals in Bradford must show a negative lateral flow test result to gain entry to wards, the NHS Trust has said.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals said restrictions are in place to keep patients, staff and visitors safe at Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke's Hospital, and Westwood Park, Westbourne Green and Eccleshill Community Hospitals.

Only patients on Green wards who have been in hospital for more than seven days and those on end-of-life care are permitted visitors.

Patients getting their first and last doses of chemotherapy at Eccleshill, and women attending pre-natal scans, are also allowed a supporter.

But all visitors must present a negative test to gain entry; a photo will not be accepted. In emergency situations, the Trust will provide visitors with a test to do prior to going onto the ward.

People attending outpatient appointments or the Emergency department are not expected to produce a lateral flow result.

Face masks are legally required in all hospital buildings.