Face coverings in healthcare settings

Page updated 13 June 2022

New guidance was issued in June 2022 to NHS services, encouraging them to return to pre-pandemic policies on infection control. This covers mask wearing and other issues like social distancing.

The guidance still requires mask wearing by staff and patients in certain circumstances and does allow for local approaches based on individual risk assessments.

Please follow local information about mask wearing when visiting health services.

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