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Do staff need to wear masks on reception areas or in the patient’s bank if they are behind a screen and socially distanced?

No, if office is accredited Covid-secure following risk assessment. Masks should be worn if there is more than 1 staff member present and they regularly break social distancing. However where only 1 staff member is present, a mask is not required.

I’m asthmatic and its causing me difficulties wearing them all the time – am I exempt like I would be on the bus?

In the first instance, a referral to occupational health would be required to do a full assessment. They will give advice and alternatives can be considered. A visor can be used if necessary in place of a face mask, but not to replace PPE requirements. …

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