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Wearing face coverings in healthcare settings

30 May 2022

From today, 30 May 2022, it is no longer a legal requirement for visitors to wear masks or face coverings when entering healthcare premises in Wales.

Within Hywel Dda, we will continue to support service users and the general public to wear masks/face coverings when entering our facilities in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, making them available in public spaces, wards and departments.

Staff, patients and visitors in areas that are dealing with known or suspected cases of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections will continue to be required to wear face masks/coverings in line with infection prevention and control guidance.

Where certain groups of patients remain at higher risk of acquiring COVID-19, an individual assessment will determine whether masks are required to be worn so we can continue to protect our most clinically vulnerable service users.

Please remember to clean your hands on entering the building and as often as possible using soap and water or hand sanitiser.

Please do not visit our hospitals if you have flu-like symptoms, COVID-19 symptoms, currently have or had diarrhoea and vomiting in past 48 hours, have been in contact with anyone with the above symptoms in the last 48 hours have an existing medical condition or are on medication that puts you at risk of infection.

Thank you for your co-operation.