Face Coverings

NHS England and NHS improvement published infection control guidelines regarding masks in various healthcare settings on 01/06/2022 which came into effect from 07/06/2022.

For Primary care or in GP surgeries,

  • Patients with respiratory symptoms who are required to attend for emergency treatment should wear a facemask/covering, if tolerated, or offered one on arrival.
  • All other patients are not required to wear a facemask unless this is a personal preference.