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Face Mask Exemption
Posted on 16 Jul 2020
The British Medical Association has advised GP Practices that the most recent Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for patients to declare that they are eligible for an exemption directly with the person questioning them (eg. the bus driver).
The Government states the acceptable reasons for being exempt from wearing a face mask are:
• You have a disability that means you cannot put a mask on.
• You have a disability that means you cannot wear or remove a mask.
• Putting on a face mask would cause you severe distress.
• If you use lip reading to communicate, the person supporting you to use public transport does not have to wear a mask.
• You do not have to wear a mask if you are using public transport to escape danger.
As no requirement for evidence of exemption is required, City Way Medical Practice will not be providing letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
For the latest information please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers