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Coronovirus or Covid-19

Page Updated 20th July 2020

Face Mask Exemption requests

Following the previous release of government guidance regarding the wearing of face masks in various public settings such as when travelling (including in circumstances where an individual might be exempt), practices reported an influx of requests for letters of exemption.

The current government guidance on this suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption, therefore, it should be sufficient for an individual to self-declare this in most cases. Practices are not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions. For example, the responsibility for issuing exemptions in relation to travel is with the transport provider, not GPs – see for example, this information from First Bus and Arriva.

We are not aware of the government updating their position re how to manage exemptions in relation to mandatory face masks in shops but thought it would be helpful to reiterate previous advice as outlined above.

We will keep practices informed of any updates.

Use of Face Mask for Appointments

Following on from further guidance received please could you update the website with the following which will apply to all patient’s aged over 5 years: If you have been asked to attend an appointment at the surgery we ask that you wear a face covering, this can be a scarf or a face mask. If you do not have a suitable face covering we will supply you with one when you arrive.

Advice for Parents if you child is unwell

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We have currently suspended the ability to book online face to face appointments whilst COVID-19 is in place, following guidelines from the BMA. When this has been lifted we will have an update here to inform you that the appointments are again bookable. Thank you for your patience.

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