NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings.

COVID-19 restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19th July, 2021, but Public Health England’s infection prevention and control guidelines are set to remain in place and England’s Chief Nurse has reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.

Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, said: “Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment …. It is vital that, in healthcare settings, we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.”

Website: www.england.nhs.uk