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New IPC Guidance Summary

Publication date: April 2022

Hand Washing

The LMC has published a short summary of the revised Infection Prevention Control (IPC) guidance, which the UKHSA released in April 2022. The revised guidance now advises returning to pre-pandemic physical distancing in all healthcare settings, including primary care. 

Organisations should undertake local risk assessments to ensure safe working. Importantly, all patients, visitors and staff should continue to practise good hand and respiratory hygiene, including the continued use of face masks by staff and face masks / coverings by visitors and patients where clinically tolerated. 

Download our IPC guidance summary. The full guidance can be found here: Infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections in health and care settings

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