Face masks must be worn again in a number of healthcare settings across Devon, due a national rise in cases of COVID-19.
The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has said:
“To help us keep our patients, staff and visitors safe, we are asking all visitors and patients to please wear a face mask in any areas where clinical care is provided.”
That includes inpatient wards and clinical rooms in hospitals, community sites, primary care sites and at vaccination centres. They add:
“We understand that for some people, wearing a face covering may be difficult due to physical or mental health conditions, and these people will remain exempt.”
They are also asking people to continue to follow hand hygiene measures when visiting a Royal Devon healthcare setting.