Manx Care has withdrawn the requirement for face masks to be worn across its health and social care settings.
This follows the United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) withdrawing their guidance for the universal wearing of masks.
Mask wearing has therefore ceased across all Manx Care settings with immediate effect, unless there is a clinical reason to wear one, or as part of the personal protective equipment required in certain situations as per the Manx Care PPE Policy.
Whilst masks are no longer required in Manx Care settings, colleagues and visitors are reminded that they should do whatever makes them feel safe – those visiting our settings are welcome to wear face masks supplied by Manx Care should they wish to do so on a voluntary basis.
Manx Care will continue to review and follow guidance provided by the UKHSA.