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Mask Update for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Tuesday 31st May 2022

From this week, it is no longer a legal requirement for visitors to wear masks or face coverings when entering healthcare premises in Wales, as announced by Welsh Government.  Within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, we will continue to support and encourage our patients and communities to wear masks/face coverings when entering our facilities across Gwent, making them available in public spaces, wards and departments.  

Staff, patients and visitors in areas that are dealing with known or suspected cases of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections will continue to be required to wear face masks/coverings in line with infection prevention and control guidance. 

Where certain groups of patients remain at higher risk of acquiring COVID-19 (immunosuppressed), an individual assessment will determine whether masks are required to be worn so we can continue to protect our most clinically vulnerable service users.  

Please continue to clean your hands on entering any of our facilities and as often as possible using soap and water or hand sanitiser.

Please do not visit our hospitals if you have flu-like symptoms, COVID-19 symptoms, currently have or had diarrhoea and vomiting in the past 48 hours, have been in contact with anyone with the above symptoms in the last 48 hours have an existing medical condition or are on medication that puts you at risk of infection.  

Thank you for supporting us by doing your part in keeping our hospitals and communities safe.