Publish date: 30 August 2022

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Sent on behalf of Jenny Hurst, Deputy Director of Nursing

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From tomorrow (31 August 2022), the mandate for universal mask use will be lifted within the Trust. This will be replaced with local risk assessments and individual transmission based precautions. Staff can continue to wear masks as a personal choice.

Please follow this link to the standard operating procedure (SOP) and detailed information on the use of masks for staff, patients and visitors. This includes temporary reinstatement of universal masks on ward settings during cases or outbreaks of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Staff working in other trusts must comply with local SOPs at these sites.