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Face coverings in GP practices

Published 20/07/2021

You still need to wear a face covering in GP practices after 19 July

Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place.

While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone visiting hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules, unless they are unable to do so for medical reasons. This will help to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, especially those who are more vulnerable to infection. We kindly ask those who are unable to wear face coverings to notify our reception staff or a clinician in advance of their appointment.