Face Covering During COVID

Please wear a face covering at all times when visiting GP surgery to limit the spread of Covid-19 and protect others from the virus or a face mask if you wish, but a face covering is sufficient. Face covering should cover your mouth and nose whilst allowing you to breathe comfortably . Thank you

Patient face covering Exemptions

From Friday 24 July people are required to wear face-coverings in several environments including public transport, shops and supermarkets, practices may get an increase in requests from patients to provide exemption letters.

Government guidance on face coverings including exemptions can be found here.

Risk assessing or producing a letter for a patient to be exempt from wearing a face covering is not part of the practice’s NHS obligations nor are GPs in a position to do this.

As a practice we are not able to provide any patient with an exemption certificate or letter.  The risks of Covid-19 infection is still significant so please wear face coverings. Should you feel that you should be exempt from wearing a face covering please download an exemption card.