With the COVID-19 virus continuing to spread across the world and with London seeing a significant escalation of cases each day, we have taken the necessary steps to safeguard the Chelsea Pensioners and staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

The main Royal Hospital Chelsea site is closed to external visitors. The Chelsea Pensioners will now remain permanently within the grounds of the Royal Hospital to reduce their risk of exposure to the virus, other than for hospital visits or other essential reasons.

Despite these changes, we will maintain as far as possible the unique community spirit and way of life at the Royal Hospital. We will work hard to minimise the impact on both the health and well-being of the Chelsea Pensioners and we will open our gates to visitors once more as soon as we can.

Please use the menu below to see how we are protecting the Chelsea Pensioners and our staff community, and what restrictions are now in place.

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Goodbye to Matron Susan Williams
Goodbye to our much-loved Matron, Susan Williams

The Royal Hospital’s Matron and Registered Manager, Susan Williams, has been a key part of our community for 10 years, so both Pensioners and staff are very sad to say goodbye to her.

Pensioner Charmaine Coleman skydiving tandem in Scarlets
This International Day of Charity we’re celebrating fundraisers

To mark the International Day of Charity on 5 September we would like to highlight just how important and valued fundraisers are to the Royal Hospital. We are so grateful to all the kind people who have devoted their time, effort and talent to help us.

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