Following Government guidance, from today local people must wear a suitable face covering when visiting or attending a hospital or community health service.
This follows established advice which recommends the use of these items in some enclosed spaces when social distancing isn’t possible.
For local residents, the Government is recommending the use of simple, double-ply coverings which can be easily made at home, or purchased from a number of trusted retailers. Colleagues within the NHS and other care settings will continue to make use of fluid repellent masks (also known as surgical masks).
If you are coming to either Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital or Montagu Hospital due to an emergency or for urgent treatment, face coverings will be provided by reception colleagues.