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Face masks and coverings to be worn by all NHS hospital staff and visitors

By June 8, 2020National News

Published 5th June 

Evidence from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) previously confirmed face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms. 

NHS staff already wear face masks in clinical areas within 2 metres of a patient, but this new guidance applies to everyone working in all areas of the hospital. 

Members of the public are strongly urged to attend hospital wearing a face covering, but a face mask will be provided in emergencies. 

Further guidance for hospitals will be published by 15 June to allow hospitals to get stocks and plans in place, and the guidance will be kept under review. 

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab) 

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