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New COVID-19 guidance for visitors to Powys Teaching Health Board premises and community clinics

Following a relaxation of the regulations on COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures in healthcare settings, Powys Teaching Health Board has confirmed how the measures will apply to its premises and community clinics throughout the county.

From today visitors to any health board premises, which includes our hospitals and community clinics, will no longer need to wear a face covering.

However, the health board states that visitors must not visit loved-ones in any healthcare premises if they feel unwell or have any symptoms associated with any respiratory infection such as COVID-19 and flu, or are experiencing cold-like symptoms, diarrhoea and vomiting, fever or have a rash. 

It is no longer a legal requirement to wear masks, but masks will be available at entrances should visitors wish to wear one.

This step is particularly welcome and offers improved comfort and convenience for all and will make communications easier for anyone with a hearing impairment.

Infection prevention and control (IPC) processes will continue across all health board sites. Visitors and patients will still see frequent handwashing and the use of personal protective equipment by staff, which will return to levels seen pre-pandemic.

For those who wish to wear one, face masks will always be available to all visitors to health board premises.


Released: 01/06/2022