Face Covering Exemptions

With face coverings now mandatory in many public places, we understand practices have had patients contacting them seeking verification of exemptions from their GPs.

There is no requirement for an individual to prove that they have a valid case for exemption if they cannot wear a face covering, therefore, GPs are not expected to provide verification of exemptions.

Some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. This is a personal choice, and is not necessary in law, verbal communication of this is good enough. Template exemption cards are available for patients to print or download.