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28 February 2022

Covid update - 25 February


England and Scotland  

This week, we issued this Covid-19 update to all members in England and Scotland. It provides an update on NHS and government guidance.

Members should also note the following specific updates:


The Scottish Government has published this letter advising:

  • Healthcare workers to continue following IPC measures
  • Patient-facing primary care staff to reduce the frequency of their LFD testing from daily to twice weekly.

Northern Ireland

A reminder that all legally binding Covid-19 restrictions are now guidance only in Northern Ireland. The health minister has also confirmed the "importance of wearing face coverings in health and social care settings". Members should continue to follow IPC guidance for healthcare settings.


The Welsh Government has put its Covid-10 alert level at 0. Its guidance states:

  • From 28 February, face coverings will only be legally required in retail, public transport and health and care settings.

There is also detailed guidance about the law regarding level 0, covering retail premises and close contact services. However, primary care audiology providers should continue to follow IPC measures for healthcare settings.


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