Coronavirus: Government accused of blindsiding NHS trusts with new face mask rules All hospital staff, visitors and outpatients will be required to wear face coverings from 15 June.

All hospital staff, visitors and outpatients will be required to wear face coverings from 15 June.

The government has been accused of placing hospitals in an "incredibly challenging situation" by failing to consult NHS trusts on new rules requiring outpatients, visitors and staff to wear face coverings.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock strengthened the government's masks policy at Friday's coronavirus briefing, announcing the changes will come into force on 15 June.

Although hospitals have more than a week to prepare, Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers,...
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2020-06-06 16:41
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