- Local and national Covid cases had increased “significantly” in recent weeks
- Health chiefs in Sheffield again recommend wearing masks and hand sanitizing
A hospital trust has asked staff, patients and visitors to return to wearing face masks due to rising Covid and flu cases.
Local and national Covid cases had increased “significantly” in recent weeks, health chiefs in Sheffield said.
They also recommend patients and visitors disinfect their hands, keep their distance, and stay away if they had viral symptoms.
Sheffield Health bosses are urging hospital visitors to wear masks again amid a rise in flu and Covid cases. (stock photo)
They also recommend that patients and visitors sanitize their hands. (stock photo)
The measures which apply to all hospitals and community centers covered by Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were described as “precautionary” and came into force last Friday.
The trust’s website says: “Along with our staff, visitors, outpatients and anyone accompanying them must wear masks in all clinical areas and anywhere where they will be in close contact with other people for longer periods of time.” prolonged”.
“Ask the staff if you don’t have a mask and they will provide one.”
Official data says there has been an upward trend in the number of positive Covid tests since July, although it has started to fall recently.