Further to national guidance regarding the wearing of face masks within healthcare settings, patients who enter GP practices in England are no longer required to wear a face mask unless they have respiratory symptoms.

 

Updated guidance states

ØPatients with respiratory symptoms who are required to attend for a consultation or emergency treatment should wear a facemask/covering, if tolerated.

ØAll other patients are not required to wear a facemask unless this is a personal preference.

 

Please note – as with patient’s choice to wear/not wear a facemask, this also applies to clinical staff during a consultation.

Published: Jun 20, 2022