It was announced that from July 24th 2020 everyone is required to wear a face covering when entering a shop or business.

This is in addition to wearing one on Public Transport which has been mandatory for some time now.

Some people can’t wear a face mask or covering because of a disability or severe distress. The British Medical Association has advised GP Practices that the most recent Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for people to provide evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for patients to inform shops, transport providers that they are eligible for an exemption.

The link below provides Learning Disability Exemption Cards, Autism Exemption Cards and Parent and Child Exemption Cards. If you feel you are unable to wear a mask for these reasons and would like to have a card explaining this, please visit www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask and download an exemption card for you to show if asked why you are not wearing one.

Please note, we are not able to provide exemption letters or certificate. Please visit the website above for more information.


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