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Healthcare providers in England can still insist on masks after 19 July

Majority of GPs want face coverings to remain compulsory in healthcare settings, BMA survey finds * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Hospitals, GPs and other health providers will still be able to require patients and visitors to wear masks unless they are exempt, after Public Health England (PHE) said existing guidance on Covid infection control will continue beyond 19 July. Health providers have been pressing the government for clarity on the status of face coverings in hospitals and GP surgeries when legal requirements on mask-wearing will be lifted, with the NHS Confederation saying it wants mandatory mask-wearing to continue. Continue reading...

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