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Face coverings

New government guidelines around the use of face coverings and masks in hospital settings were announced on Friday 5 June. Some of these recommendations are now being extended to primary and community healthcare settings.

This is an addition to existing national COVID-19 IPC guidance, which advises on appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) usage in patient facing clinical settings and other measures to be taken to reduce transmission risk such as hand hygiene and social distancing. More.....