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Patients and visitors asked to wear face covering when visiting a Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust hospital

| June 17, 2020

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is asking patients and visitors to wear a face covering at all times when visiting a Trust hospital or service provided in the community.

Wearing a face covering will help to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect others from the virus.

For the face covering to be effective, please be aware that:

  • It should cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably.
  • You should wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and taking it off.
  • When wearing the face covering, you should avoid touching your face at all times.
  • You should also follow other infection control safety measures when visiting our hospitals, including social distancing and regular hand washing.

For safety reasons, the following groups do not need to wear a face covering when visiting our hospitals:

  • Young children under the age of 2.
  • Anyone with breathing or developmental difficulties.
  • An unconscious person.
  • Anyone who experiences genuine discomfort or distress while wearing a face mask.
  • Pregnant women who have gone into labour.
  • Anyone unable to remove their mask without assistance.

Further information can be found in a video published on the BucksHospitals YouTube page titled ‘Helping us to keep you safe – wearing face coverings when attending our Trust hospital settings‘.

The Gov.uk website gives instructions on how to make your own face covering at the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering.

*Source of article : Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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