Updated guidance on wearing masks in public and non-clinical areas

12 December 2022

UPDATE, 9 May 2023: click here to read an update on wearing masks at our sites.

From Tuesday 9 May 2023, members of staff, patients and visitors are no longer required to wear a mask in public, clinical and non-clinical areas across the Royal Free London, except when specifically indicated.

A clinical area refers to a department, a ward, a waiting area, or clinic — please continue to wear surgical face masks in these areas.

Please continue to take precautions based on your situation and anyone is welcome to wear a mask if they feel safer doing so.

Read more guidance on mask waring and infection, prevention control.