Posted: Tue 28th Jun 2022

North Wales health board asks patients, staff and visitors to start wearing masks again amid Covid spike

North Wales news and information

The local health board for North Wales is asking for people to support them by wearing face masks in all healthcare settings.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has made the request following a spike in Covid-19 cases which has led to staff absences.

In a statement released today, health officials said: “Due to increased COVID-19 prevalence in our communities, increased number of Covid-19 ward outbreaks and the impact this is having on staff absence, we ask all staff, patients and visitors to support us by wearing face masks in all clinical areas in all health and care settings, unless exempt.

“This includes all areas where patients receive care such as hospital wards and in clinics.

“While it may no longer be law, wearing a mask will help protect vulnerable people.”

“We thank you for your continued support and understanding.”

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