Masks return to Christchurch and Bournemouth hospitals
FACEMASKS must be worn again at Christchurch and Bournemouth hospitals in response to a rising number of Covid cases among staff and patients.
High transmission rates are putting a strain on essential services and it is hoped the move will curb the spread of the virus.
"If you are planning on visiting a healthcare setting, it is important to check their guidance beforehand," said an NHS spokesperson.
"We can all help keep our key services running by taking simple precautions, such as wearing a mask, washing our hands and keeping a distance."