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.