In-line with the flexibility afforded for local risk-assessment within the UK IPC Guidance, and advice from UKHSA, the following should also be noted:
• Returning to pre-pandemic physical distancing in all areas, including in emergency departments, ambulances and patient transport, as well as all primary care, inpatient and outpatient settings. This should be done in a way that maintains compliance with all relevant Health Technical Memoranda and Health Building Notes.
• Returning to pre-pandemic cleaning protocols outside of COVID-19 areas, with enhanced cleaning only required in areas where patients with suspected or known infection are being managed.
Read more – NHSE & I (14/4/22)