In summary, all individuals accessing care as a) an outpatient should be asked to wear a face covering (unless exempt); and b) as an inpatient in hospital or resident in an adult community residential healthcare setting (excluding care homes) receiving direct care or in a communal area- should be asked to wear a FRSM. For people who lack capacity, a discussion should take place with their legal guardian or a family member.
Staff should continue to wear appropriate PPE (including a FRSM) when providing direct care in line with the Scottish COVID19 addendum and ensure other IPC measures, such as hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, physical distancing are observed and that ventilation is safely optimised wherever possible.
In NHS Scotland, FRSMs should be made available to all inpatients and residents in residential adult healthcare settings (excluding care homes). As outlined above, guidance on inpatient mask wearing is also included within the Scottish COVID-19 Addendum
Separate guidance has been issued for adult social care building-based day services, which outlines that supported people using the service do not need to wear face coverings or masks.