Face Covering Exemption

We have been approached by patients with requests for letters exempting them from wearing a face covering. We are not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face covering.

The government guidance on exemptions for public transport and exemptions in other circumstances where they are mandated suggests there is no requirement for people to provide evidence for exemption. Therefore, it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. Patients can download face covering exemption cards from a number of sources. Some examples are given below.