Coronavirus (COVID-19): extended use of face masks and face coverings in hospitals, primary care and wider community healthcare

Guidance for staff within acute hospitals, community hospitals, primary care and wider community healthcare, together with advice for visitors, including those attending for an appointment. This guidance was withdrawn on 16 May 2023.

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Specific guidance for an individual’s home


This guidance was withdrawn on 16 May 2023.

From this date, healthcare settings should follow the infection prevention and control guidance within NHSScotland National infection prevention and control manual.

Healthcare workers who work with individuals within the social care setting are required to follow the guidance for social care settings

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