Sheffield Hospitals Covid-19: Face masks no longer needed inside hospitals - unless you're at a patient's bed

Face masks are no longer required to be worn inside Sheffield Teaching Hospitals as new guidance comes into effect today.

Monday, 13th June 2022, 4:58 pm

The new rules means the only time you will be required to wear a face mask in any Sheffield hospital is when you are at the bedside of a patient.

Dr Jennifer Hill, medical director (operations) at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We have been closely monitoring the continued decline in COVID cases coming in to our hospitals and the new national guidance on infection prevention.

"We have made the decision to reduce some restrictions at our hospitals and are therefore no longer asking visitors to wear a face mask when entering our hospitals.”

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Ear, Nose and Throat Service. Face masks will only be required when at the bedside of a patient.

The trust still asks people with flu or Covid-19 symptoms to not go to its hospitals and to continue washing their hands regularly.

The new guidance applies to all five NHS adult hospitals in Sheffield.