Face Mask Exemptions

Please be advised the surgery CANNOT provide any sort of exemption certificate for not wearing a face mask.

For information regarding wearing masks on public transport and shops from 24th July please see this Government guidance on travel during the Covid-19 pandemic

There are some exceptions, which the Government has outlined as ‘reasonable’ reasons for not wearing a mask.

These include:

  • if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
  • if you are travelling with or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip-reading to communicate

Compulsory mask-wearing will be enforced by police, according to the government, rather than shop owners and staff themselves, who can call the police or refuse the person entry.

Shop owners and staff themselves can call the police to enforce the rule or refuse the person entry.