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From 24th February 2022, there will be no legal requirement for members of the public to wear masks.
Coronavirus continues to circulate in the environment: vulnerable and unvaccinated people remain at risk.
The practice partners are recommending all staff continue to wear masks in patient-facing areas or where patients are waiting.
The practice continues to recommend that patients wear masks when attending the practice – a poster will remain on the front door and appointment reminder messages will continue to be sent out advising on the wearing of masks.
However, based on clinical risk assessment (infection control guidance / health & safety), individual clinical staff members may have requests for patients to wear masks and patients will be advised on this requirement or alternative options given. e.g. seeing another clinician at a rescheduled appointment.