Mayo University Hospital has announced that outpatient services are starting to resume at the hospital, but a number of changes have been introduced to reduce the risk of transmitting Covid-19.
Once patients get notice of their outpatient appointment, they're advised to commence strict social distancing and pay additional attention to hand hygiene in the days before attending at the hospital.
Patients should come alone to the hospital, but where a patient needs assistance, just one person should accompany them.
Any patient showing symptoms of Covid-19, or if anyone in their household is showing potential symptoms, should not come to the hospital for their appointment.
Also, patients are advised not to enter the hospital in advance of their appointment time.
Patients will be asked to wait in their car until just before their appointment time, and on entering the hospital will be asked to sanitise their hands and wear a face mask if possible.
Hospital Manager Catherine Donohoe says she understands some of the changes may be difficult for patients and their families, but their aim is to ensure they can receive their care as safely as possible.