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Coronavirus (COVID-19): interim guidance on the extended use of face masks and face coverings in hospitals, primary care, wider community care and adult care homes

Published: 9 Nov 2020
Last updated: 9 Nov 2020 - see all updates

Guidance on the extended use of face masks and face coverings by staff within acute hospitals (including mental health, maternity, neonatal and paediatrics), community hospitals, primary care (GP practices, dentists, opticians and pharmacies) and wider community care (including adult social or community care and adult residential settings, care home settings and domiciliary care).

Published:
9 Nov 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): interim guidance on the extended use of face masks and face coverings in hospitals, primary care, wider community care and adult care homes

The guidance also contains advice for visitors to care homes and hospitals, including those attending for an appointment. This guidance is currently under review after the publication of updated UK wide Remobilisation Guidance

First published: 9 Nov 2020 Last updated: 9 Nov 2020 -