It is mandatory from 24th July 2020, to wearing facial coverings in public. This includes GP practices, hospitals, public transport and shops.
We are receiving enquiries from patients regarding exemption letters for those who are exempt from wearing facial coverings.
GPs are not required to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask. Currently, there is no government requirement for individuals to prove they are exempt from wearing face masks, if questioned, those must declare they are exempt to the person who is questioning them. Therefore, GP’s are not required to provide letters for those who do or do not fall under the exempt category.
For guidance on Face Coverings from the Government please click the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
Download and print your own exemption card here: