The Royal College of Nursing has written to the Prime Minister demanding continued protective measures after the loosening of restrictions on July 19th.
In a joint letter with the British Medical Association, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, British Dental Association and College of Optometrists, they ask for support and protection for healthcare staff.
The letter says “The need to recognise health and care settings as unique environments for the care and safety of the most vulnerable is paramount. While you state that you would expect the public to continue wearing face coverings in healthcare settings, we ask that this is translated into action".
Source: RCN, 14 July 2021