YES. If you are in hospital with an MRSA infection, you can still have visitors.
Visitors can reduce the risk of spreading MRSA to others by:
l not sitting on the patient's bed
l cleaning their hands just before and just after touching the patient
l cleaning their hands before entering and after leaving the ward.
Visitors should clean their hands with soap and water or alcohol gel.
Alcohol gel or hand rub dispensers are often placed near patients' beds and at the entrances to wards and bays, or near elevators.
If you cannot see a dispenser, ask a member of staff.
Visitors should also follow the hospital's local policy on preventing the spread of infections.
Always ask the hospital staff for advice if you have any concerns or questions.