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Mandatory mask-wearing not necessary unless there is an 'immediate threat to life'

Aug 4, 2022 10:08 By News Northern Sound
Mandatory mask-wearing not necessary unless there is an 'immediate threat to life' Mandatory mask-wearing not necessary unless there is an 'immediate threat to life'
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That's according to local infectious diseases expert, Sam McConkey.

Mandatory mask-wearing isn't necessary this winter unless there is an immediate threat to life, according to an infectious diseases expert.

It's after Germany confirmed it's to bring back compulsory wearing of face masks on long-distance travel from October.

Negative COVID tests will also need to be presented to hospitals and nursing homes.

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Professor Sam McConkey from the Royal College of Surgeons believes the hospital measures are worth exploring, but not mask-wearing for the moment:

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