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Thanks to the success of the booster programme, the government has announced that England will return to ‘Plan A’ on Thursday 27 January.
However, patients in Hertfordshire and west Essex will still be required to wear face coverings in GP practices, hospitals, and other healthcare settings when COVID-19 restrictions ease later this week.
NHS guidance in healthcare settings has not changed, and patients and visitors who are not exempt from wearing a face covering should continue to wear one and practice social distancing. Those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to come forward and get their first, second or booster dose, now.
Dr Rachel Joyce, Director of Clinical and Professional Services for the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System said:
“Throughout the pandemic, health and care staff have been working tirelessly to care for patients and service users safely. There will be no change in health and care settings from Thursday 27 January – patients and carers arriving at our health and care buildings will still need to wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser.
“The virus has not gone away and case numbers are still high due to the spread of the Omicron variant. Wearing a face covering is an effective way of preventing the spread of infection, particularly in busy or crowded indoor spaces.
“We appreciate people’s support and understanding for the welfare of staff and other patients – some of whom are very sick and vulnerable.
“It’s also really important that anyone who is eligible for a vaccine and hasn’t yet come forward does so without delay. Our vaccinators are always delighted to welcome people attending for the first time.”