Masks in Care Settings
The DHSC have made it clear that the guidance around masks in adult social care has not changed. This guidance remains in force: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/infection-prevention-and-control-in-adult-social-care-covid-19-supplement. UKHSA and DHSC have ben asked to review the guidance around mask wearing in light of the confusion and changes in other parts of the health and care system, and in Wales. We have also raised the concerns that were brought to us during yesterday’s members’ call with the DHSC team as part of this. This includes the concerns of those running services in the community rather than a residential setting.