Patients to be asked to wear face covers at hospital


HOSPITAL patients will be asked to wear a face covering to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Anyone attending Rotherham Hospital is being asked to wear a scarf or face mask to cover their nose and mouth.

George Briggs, chief operating officer at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “As we start to gradually build up the number of patient appointments across our sites, we ask that patients, where possible, attend wearing something that covers their nose and mouth.

“This could be a scarf or face mask.

“There is some guidance available on the Gov.UK website showing how to make a homemade face covering.”

A hospital spokesman told the Advertiser that those who turn up to the hospital without a mask would not be turned away and would be provided with a mask.

“However, we encourage patients to use their own face coverings, which will be more comfortable for them to wear and, in the case of scarves, etc can be washed and reused,” he said.

“This will also help us to manage our stock levels.”