Protective Clothing: Hearing Impaired

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Government guidance will be issued to clinicians in healthcare settings to ensure that guidance on face masks does not make services inaccessible to D/deaf people who rely on lipreading.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware of the issue and are working to provide solutions to address the needs of D/deaf people and people with complex needs including possible procurement of clear fronted masks.

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