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Wearing masks our hospitals

The wearing of masks has been stepped down again across our Trust.

With the number of patients with Covid-19 infection low, from Tuesday 27 June masks will only be required where respiratory protection is indicated, such as in the care of patients with symptoms of respiratory disease including Covid-19, RSV or tuberculosis, or for the intubation of patients with meningitis. 

The need for masks will be kept under review and stepped up if necessary, for example if numbers of patients with respiratory virus infections presenting to the hospital rise.  

All wards and departments will keep a stock of surgical and FFP3 masks and visors.

We still ask you to help us where possible by only visiting if you are well and symptom free, remembering to wash your hands regularly and minimising the number of people visiting at any time.