COVID-19 precautions will remain in all hospitals, GP practices and other healthcare sites after 19 July

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

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Patients, visitors and staff will be required to continue wearing masks, gel their hands and adhere to social distancing while in any of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw’s hospitals, GP surgeries, community health centres and other health locations despite the lifting of national restrictions on Monday 19 July.

The guidance is in line with national infection prevention control guidance set out by Public Health England on 15 July stating that mask-wearing should continue in health and care settings beyond the 19 July.

As of Monday 19 July, patients, visitors, healthcare staff will need to:

  • Continue to wear a mask. Masks will be freely available at all sites in case anyone does not have one with them.
  • Continue to wash/gel hands regularly especially on entry and exit.
  • Keep a distance from other people at all times unless it is part of the care being given.
  • Not attend if they have any Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self isolate by NHS Track and Trace.

Masks will be freely available at our hospitals, GP centres and community venues and so please do feel free to approach a member of staff if you forget to bring one along. We will continue to monitor the situation and national guidance in the coming weeks and make changes where it is safe and appropriate to do so. In the meantime please check the website and social media of local hospitals and other healthcare organisations to check the current restrictions in place including visiting arrangements and coming for appointments.

 

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