- It will now only be mandatory to wear a mask when caring for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection. In addition, if triaged to have a respiratory infection or an illness with a temperature, patients will be asked to wear a face covering. Likewise, patients with certain conditions (or on certain medications) that weaken the immune system may also be asked to wear a face mask.
- Masks are not required when providing care to patients in general face to face appointments.
- Unless the clinician or the patient choose to wear one as their preference.
- Masks will not be required in non-clinical areas such as corridors, offices or communal spaces.
Face masks will remain at reception for staff or visitors who wish to use them