Face Mask Exemption Letters: No Medical Letter Needed

Face masks / Facial coverings are now Mandatory in most public areas. We understand some patients will be anxious about wearing a mask especially if you have breathing difficulties.

16th July 2020 (update) – Local Medical Committee

It is understandable that the general public may be anxious about this, however, GPs are not contractually obliged or in a position to provide exemption letters or certificates for patients who believe they should be exempt from wearing a face covering.

The guidance suggests there is no requirement for the public to provide evidence, medical or otherwise, for exemption therefore a self declaration from the individual should be sufficient.

Please go to the GOV.UK website for further information on the use of face coverings.