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Date: 05 December 2022
The UK Government announced that England will fully return to Plan A from Thursday 27 January, with ministers urging anyone who has still not had a top-up jab to come forward and Get Boosted Now.
From Thursday 27 January:
Despite the changes for members of public, the infection prevention and control measures at St. Mary’s Hospital and our community based locations remain in place.
Wearing face masks: Face masks are still a legal requirement for many healthcare settings, including our own, and it is an important measure that keeps those receiving healthcare safe.
Visitors: Patients on certain wards that have been in hospital for over 7 days, will continue to be permitted one designated visitor.
Steven Parker, Medical Director said: “COVID-19 is still circulating in our community and remains a risk for vulnerable people, such as those in hospital and in our care. Wearing a face mask remains in place at St. Mary’s Hospital and at our community locations and we support the Public Health England recommendation to still wear a face covering in public places and crowded spaces. As COVID-19 restrictions change, we would like thank everyone who has come forward for a booster, to protect themselves, reduce transmission and save lives.”