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Extended use of face masks in Scotland's hospitals and care homesExtended use of face masks in Scotland's hospitals and care homes

Guidance has been issued on the extended use of medical face masks by staff within residential healthcare settings such as hospitals and care homes in Scotland.

On use of face masks in community settings, the FAQs state 'the existing UK guidance on use of PPE still applies in GP practice and community settings, and in practice this means that any clinical staff treating patients should wear a face mask (and gloves, apron and eye protection if appropriate to the task) and follow good hand hygiene practices. However, the UK-wide infection prevention and control guidance is being reviewed, and potential changes may impact on the wider use of masks for certain settings, such as primary and community care. The Scottish Government is keeping this under review and will update the guidance, if required.'

Coronavirus (COVID-19): interim guidance on the extended use of face masks in hospitals and care homes, published 17 July 2020


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