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1. Where mental health patients arriving at your Trust’s hospital(s) or A&E department(s) are asked to wait before being assessed and whether this is in an area where patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are.
2. Are waiting/assessment areas completely separate, with their own access and exit areas and other facilities including but not exclusively toilets?
3. Are mental health patients given PPE if asked to walk through COVID-19 contaminated areas?
4. What is the policy to determine whether an arriving mental health patient should be treated in a COVID-19 zone?
5. Are patients arriving given any warning about the increased risk of COVID-19 infection from hospital? What measures are in place for patients who lack capacity to understand and consent to these warnings?

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