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

The public are being reminded by NHS England that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.

In England, the legal requirement to wear a face covering has ended. But government guidance says it “expects and recommends” the continued wearing of masks in GP surgery’s to help minimise potential spread of COVID-19 and maximise the safety of practice staff and other patients.

The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.

Please visit the NHS website for more details on wearing face coverings in healthcare settings.