UK Allows Sikh Docs to Wear 'Karas'

April 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Times of India

The UK Health Department has relaxed its "no jewellery" rule for Sikh employees allowing them to wear karas, as long as they can be moved up the arm during direct contact with patients. 

They have also revised rules for Muslim doctors and nurses, allowing them to opt out of strict dress codes designed to tackle the spread of deadly infection on grounds of religion. The decision comes days after Christian nurse Shirley Chaplin lost her discrimination claim against the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Trust, which banned her from wearing a crucifix.