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Face masks in Healthcare settings

Infection prevention and control for seasonal respiratory infections in health and care settings (including SARS-CoV-2)

for winter 2021 to 2022

Updated 17 January 2022

2.1 Main changes and updates

Recommendation for universal use of face masks for staff and face masks/coverings for all patients/visitors to remain as an Infection Prevention Control measure within health and care settings over the winter period. This is likely to be until at least March/April 2022.