The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors.

While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from today (19 July) everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.

Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Read the infection prevention control guidance in full here.

As an NHS worker or if you work in health and social care and you feel worried, anxious or nervous about any chnages, you can talk to us today. We have wellbeing professionals available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm via:

  • Live chat
  • Telephone: 0300 123 1705
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