Facemask Exemption Letters

Wearing facemasks protects others and yourself to some degree from Coronavirus.

Unless you have a genuine reason not to wear one, I think you should wear a facemask.

https://queensbowersurgery.co.uk/?page_id=5804

Face Masks on Public Transport & in Shops

From 15th June for public transport and from the 24th July for shops, it is a requirement that people wear face masks or covering.

Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption. The  government guidance  on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption, therefore it should be sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. Practices are not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions.

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/gp-practices/covid-19-toolkit-for-gps-and-gp-practices/reducing-covid-19-transmission-and-ppe

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
Thanks, Tarun Arya
Queens Bower Road Surgery

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