08 July 2022
Covid update - 8 July
Members should note that with increasing Covid infection rates in some regions, local NHS teams might advise you to temporarily increase IPC measures, including universal masking, to help reduce the local transmission rate.
College guidance B39 advises using surgical face masks where there is a public health requirement to use one. Therefore, if local public health contacts you to implement stricter IPC measures, you should follow this guidance locally.
NHS England, Midlands, has already written to primary care practices asking them to review College guidance B39. The College said: "Other areas in England may receive similar local guidance in the coming days". Read more.