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Coronavirus UK: Face masks compulsory in hospitals from 15 June

Added 06-06-20 04:36:03am EST - “Medical and other staff will have to wear surgical masks at all times, while outpatients and visitors will not be allowed in without wearing the sort of face coverings that can be made at home.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Matt Hancock introduces mandatory face coverings in hospitals”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Matt Hancock's plan to make face coverings compulsory in hospitals for all staff, visitors and outpatients from June 15 was made 'without any notice or consultation', a furious NHS boss has said. 

Medical and other staff will have to wear surgical masks at all times, the Health Secretary announced last night.

Visitors and outpatients attending appointments will not be allowed in without wearing the sort of face coverings that can be made at home, he also told the daily briefing. 

However, it has sparked fury from leaders in the health service, as Chris Hopson, CEO of NHS Providers accused the Government of 'rushing' decisions, which he said were 'overly influenced by politics and the need to fill the space at the Downing Street press conferences'. 

Medical and other staff will have to wear surgical masks at all times, the Health Secretary announced last night

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