Following on from changes to the government mandate for people to wear face masks in public we would like you to be aware that as a practice we will not be issuing letters as evidence for exemption, we have taken advice from the information outlined below.
Useful patient advice can be found at Hidden Disabilities
Advice from The British Medical Association:-
In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020.
The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).
Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
Exemptions to wearing a face covering where they are mandated Government Guidance