NHS settings: face coverings remain mandatory

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Patients, staff and visitors MUST continue to wear face coverings in all NHS healthcare settings.

The government has announced COVID restrictions in England will end from Thursday 27 January. However, national Infection Prevention Control Guidelines and hospital visiting guidance will remain in place for ALL staff and visitors.

This means that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings MUST continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt, and continue to follow social distancing rules.

This guidance is applicable in hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies.

Wear a face covering at your GP practice