Please wear a face covering when you attend Well Travelled Clinics

15 Jun 2020

From 15 June 2020, the government has implemented changes to advice regarding non-medical face coverings.

Our health care staff already wear an apron, gloves and masks in our clinical areas when they are within 2 metres of a patient, but from 15 June 2020, all visitors and outpatients must wear face coverings when attending appointments. This is because social distancing is not possible during health care treatment and/or vaccination, and is in line with new World Health Organization (WHO) advice.

The government has set out advice for people on how to make your own face-covering easily at home, using scarves or other textile items. These face coverings should cover the mouth and nose while allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandanna that ties behind the head to give a snug fit.

Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting your face covering on and after taking it off and don’t touch your face covering when wearing it, where possible, to avoid hand to mask transmission of the virus.

For a useful summary of the new regulations see the BBC news pages:

Please wear a face covering when you attend Well Travelled Clinics for your appointment to help prevent the spread of coronavirus now that lockdown restrictions are being eased.