05 June 2020 – Face masks and coverings to be worn by all NHS hospital staff and visitors

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: DHSC

Overview: Face masks and coverings to be worn by all NHS hospital staff and visitors. This follows evidence from SAGE which confirmed face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms. New UK deals will bring millions more PPE items to frontline healthcare staff.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/face-masks-and-coverings-to-be-worn-by-all-nhs-hospital-staff-and-visitors

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: Evidence from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) previously confirmed face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms.