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COVID-19 measures remain in place at our healthcare settings

COVID-19 measures remain in place at our healthcare settings
26 January 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:

  • Face coverings are no longer required by law in any public areas. However, Public Health guidance will remain in place, suggesting individuals should continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet
  • Venues and events will no longer be required by law to use the NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass can still be used on a voluntary basis as was previously the case in Plan A.

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.”

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