Coronavirus: Face Masks

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.  GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.  

The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.

Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:

Some people do not have to wear a face covering including for health, age or equality reasons. Some transport staff may not wear a face covering if it is not required for their job.

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Face Mask Exemption Cards

We hope that this guidance provides some reassurance for you on this issue.