Continued Use of Face Masks in Health Premises
Publication date: July 2021
A joint statement from:
- Humberside Local Medical Committees
- Community Pharmacy Humber
- Local Dental Committee
- Local Optometry Committee
"We are all committed to ensuring the health and welfare of patients, service users and staff. We’re aware of the lifting of the remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions from 19th July 2021.
But we still need to act cautiously to stop the spread of the virus. The delta variant is more transmissible, and people may be contagious without knowing it.
Face masks have helped to reduce the spread of the virus. Many people are still not yet fully vaccinated, so cutting virus transmissions is still important.
Health premises are a higher risk environment and we will need to maintain some control measures to keep everyone safe. We are therefore asking everyone visiting health premises to continue to wear a mask, unless they are exempt, and to observe social distancing and keep hands clean by using gel or handwashing."
Practices can download an A4 poster to print and display to help with patient messaging.