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Face coverings required at Bucks' hospitals

Most patients and visitors now need to use a face covering to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Published by Dan Gooding at 1:45pm 18th June 2020. 2-minute read.

Face coverings required at Bucks' hospitals

Patients and visitors to Buckinghamshire's hospitals have new guidance to stay safe.

Most are now being asked to wear a face mask or covering, as well as following social distancing guidelines and washing hands regularly.

Bosses say wearing a face covering will help to limit the spread of COVID-19, and protect others from the virus.

For the face covering to be effective, please be aware that:

  • It should cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably
  • You should wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and taking it off
  • When wearing the face covering, you should avoid touching your face at all times

You should also follow other infection control safety measures when visiting our hospitals, including social distancing and regular hand washing.

For safety reasons, the following groups do not need to wear a face covering when visiting our hospitals:

  • Young children under the age of 2
  • Anyone with breathing or developmental difficulties
  • An unconscious person
  • Anyone who experiences genuine discomfort or distress while wearing a face mask
  • Pregnant women who have gone into labour
  • Anyone unable to remove their mask without assistance
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