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In accordance with the Government's Tier 4 restrictions, for London and the South East, alongside Public Health England advice, we have made updated changes to our site restrictions. All scheduled on-site events and activities remain cancelled at this time until we are confident that there is no longer a risk to the Chelsea Pensioners. Safeguarding our resident community is our paramount concern.

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I think we’re doing well here, compared to the outside world. The staff are doing everything they can in the circumstances.

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Over the past year, the Royal Hospital’s wonderful team of nurses and carers has gone above and beyond to look after the health, safety and wellbeing of the Chelsea Pensioners. The Royal Hospital has a proud tradition of excellent nursing.

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Paul Whittick
“When we’re out of lockdown, I’ll be ready!”

Chelsea Pensioner Paul Whittick, who served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, has always been keen on keeping fit. In the light of lockdown, he says staying physically and mentally active is more important than ever.

Pensioners on parade for the Royal visit
“It’s a lovely day tomorrow”

The pandemic has meant it’s been a very difficult year for us all. The Chelsea Pensioners are no exception and have missed getting out and about. Nevertheless, they’ve put a brave face on it and, as one Chelsea Pensioner puts it, “the banter continues”.

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