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JCVI chief calls for mandatory masks in hospitals amid Covid surge

Prof Andrew Pollard says there are ‘extraordinary’ number of infections in England, with 1,000 people being admitted daily

It would be “sensible” for hospitals to reintroduce mandatory mask-wearing, the chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has said, as several trusts in England and Wales announced the move.

When NHS rules on wearing masks in England were dropped on 10 June, local health bodies were given the power to draft their own policies. Their guidance, however, is no longer legally enforceable.

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