NHS chiefs demand the return of Face Masks
Health chiefs are demanding Brits follow a string of new Covid measures, including the return of Face Masks.
The NHS Confederation accused the Government of 'abandoning any interest in Covid whatsoever' as hospitals are set to deal with a 'brutal Easter as bad as any winter'.
The group, which acts as a representative for hospitals and ambulance trusts, called for 'mitigating actions' to stop the spread of the virus, such as not meeting people indoors and wearing masks in crowded spaces.
It comes just weeks after Covid restrictions, including the legal requirement to self-isolate, were scrapped under Boris Johnson's 'living with Covid plan'.
NHS Confederation, which acts as a representative for hospitals and ambulance trusts, said NHS staff and patients faced the 'brutal reality' that this Easter 'is as bad as any winter'.
NHS Confederation boss Matthew Taylor said: 'NHS leaders report a clear disconnect between the Government's Living with Covid plan and the realities at the NHS front line.
'We have a Government that seems to want to wash its hands of responsibility for what is occurring in plain sight up and down the country.
'No 10 has seemingly abandoned any interest in Covid whatsoever.'
The group called for stronger messages to the public on how to reduce transmission, including wearing the best possible face masks, and urging people to get vaccinated.
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