Covid-19 Sheffield: Mandatory face masks re-introduced in Sheffield Hospitals as cases rise

Staff, visitors and patients to hospitals in Sheffield will again be required to wear a face covering in response to rising Covid-19 cases in the region.

The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is bringing back the mandatory face mask policy after it was dropped last month.

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Dr Jennifer Hill, Medical Director (Operations), said: “We have been closely monitoring the Covid situation and although we are sorry that we have had to take this step again, we believe it is important for us to act given the increase in Covid incidence.

Visitors to Sheffield hospitals have to wear masks again as Covid cases rise

“We ask everyone coming onto our sites to please make sure they wear a mask. We are very grateful for the continued public support and will continue to keep the situation under review.”

The Trust says face coverings will be freely available at entrances and on wards to anyone who does not have one.

The Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.

The new face mask requirements begin today across all the Trust’s hospitals.