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Facemasks no longer mandatory in hospital settings

Apr 19, 2023 07:26 By Shannonside News
Facemasks no longer mandatory in hospital settings
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The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says face coverings should still be worn in certain circumstances.

Masks are no longer mandatory in hospitals settings.

The rule - introduced back in 2020 to protect against covid-19 - is officially being lifted today.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre says face coverings should still be worn around patients displaying coronavirus symptoms.

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Infectious disease specialist, Professor Sam McConkey is welcoming the move - but says many people are still very frightened of covid.

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