Exemption letters for patients wearing masks in public

Thursday, 09 December 2021

Once again the government has asked the public to start wearing face coverings in public places and so we have found that we are experiencing an increase in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are therefore not required to provide 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 more information please click here for a link through to the government website.