Masks and Face Coverings

Category: Patient

It is now mandatory for patients to wear face coverings in all NHS and healthcare settings.

We know it is possible to pass on coronavirus without having any symptoms yourself. Wearing a mask or face covering reduces the chances of other people getting infected, just as staff wearing masks will help protect patients.

If you do not have a mask, a scarf, handkerchief or other fabric is fine, as long as it covers your mouth, nose and chin.

You should only remove your face covering when asked to do so by a member of NHS staff.

Here’s what else you can do to help keep yourself and others safe.