Face Mask Exemptions

We are being asked to provide risk assessments or letters for patients who are worried about the new government guidance and feel they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.

We are not in a position to provide these. Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here: www.gov.uk/covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#face-coverings. This link includes a list of reasons why someone might be exempt from wearing a face covering.

The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. Therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.

Patients needing to travel on public transport in London may wish to print-out a self-exemption card which has been approved by TFL. This can be displayed on clothing or a lanyard. It can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/face-coverings.