Guidance on facemasks

16/7/20

Please see the government website below on facemask requirements.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#face-coverings

It is currently mandatory to wear facemasks on public transport and from the 24th of July it will become mandatory to wear facemasks in shops and supermarkets.

Please see the government site for details on reasonable exclusions.

Children under the age of 3 should not wear face coverings. Children aged from 3 to 10 can wear face coverings, but they are not required to.

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

Please do not contact the surgery asking for a letter of exemption

Please see details of the LMC guidance on facemasks and advice for patients requesting exemption letters.

The following resources may prove useful to provide some exemption information if you feel you can’t use a facemask

Learning disability exemption cards

General facemask exemption cards

Face covering guidance from the CCG can be found here